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What we are reading this week:


How to Help Ukrainians,

a Year In

Wondering what the most effective way to donate and help?


Timothy Snyder offers a current list of causes to back in and for Ukraine.


Joshua Yaffa on The Hunt for Russian Collaborators in Ukraine

As occupied territories are liberated, some residents face accusations that they sided with the enemy.

The New Yorker contributor Joshua Yaffa will be our guest in Munich on March 2nd. Registration is open.

Photo by Emile Ducke for The New Yorker


Incomepetence and Torture in Occupied Ukraine

"They didn't understand anything, but just spoiled people's lives."

How Russian invaders unleashed violence on small-town residents

By Anne Applebaum and Nataliya Gumenyuk

Photo Dimitar Dilkoff / AFP / Getty


It Can Happen Here: 8 Great Books to Read About the Decline of Democracy

The New York Times reports about the increasing threats to democracy and recommends eight books that consider the sources and effects of an alarming global trend. Proud that four of the authors have been our guest, and one more is on the calendar for next year.

Photo: Todd Heisler/The New York Times

Between Two Fires
Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin's Russia

by Joshua Yaffa

In this rich and novelistic tour of contemporary Russia, Joshua Yaffa introduces readers to some of the country’s most remarkable figures—from politicians and entrepreneurs to artists and historians—who have built their careers and constructed their identities in the shadow of the Putin system.

By showing how citizens shape their lives around the demands of a capricious and frequently repressive state—as often by choice as under threat of force—Yaffa offers urgent lessons about the true nature of modern authoritarianism.


Mussolini to the 



Ruth Ben-Ghiat

American historian and cultural critic Ruth Ben-Ghiat examines how authoritarians use propaganda, virility, corruption, and violence to stay in power, and how they can be opposed.

Read Charles Kaiser's review in The Guardian HERE

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