Tag Archives: Colonialism

Fabio Belafatti: Orientalism reanimated: Colonial thinking in Western analysts’ comments on Ukraine

Found on a West European left-wing forum

Found on a West European left-wing forum

This article is a sharp but honest intervention into current debates on the war launched in Ukraine by Russian imperialism. The author, an Italian lecturer at the Vilnius University’s Centre of Oriental Studies in Lithuania, unmasks without mercy the orientalist and even racist approach to non-Russian East-European peoples of the former Soviet Union and the former Soviet bloc. This is still a big and unsolved question which has become especially urgent in the face of the anti-Ukrainian chauvinist sentiments of large sectors of the Western left.

Fabio Belafatti, Orientalism reanimated: Colonial thinking in Western analysts’ comments on Ukraine

Impérialisme russe

On ne peut comprendre l’actuelle crise ukrainienne si l’on ne comprend pas que la Russie est encore et toujours une puissance impérialiste.

Russian Imperialism, in French. We cannot understand the present crisis in Ukraine if we do not understand that Russia is still and always an imperialist power.

Zbigniew Marcin Kowalewski, Impérialisme russe

Also in English and Polish