Original article: Washington’s Blog
Author: George Eliason / Edited by @GBabeuf


In an article published at the New Atlanticist, Political Science Professor Alexander Motyl of Rutgers University wrote the strongest justification a Ukrainian nationalist scholar can mount in defence of the Ukraine’s love affair with the nationalism of Stepan Bandera.

Bandera—a mass murderer, torturer, and assassinated former leader of Ukraine’s ultra-nationalist émigré political movement—is the Ukrainian equivalent to George Washington or Thomas Jefferson, according to A. Motyl’s thesis.

According to Motyl, because of the affinity the Ukrainian nationalists have with Washington and Jefferson, raising Bandera to their level as a father of the nation is nothing the West should “freak out over.”

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