Ukraine is Committed to Europe & Democracy
Plus: Internet Imagination Running Amok.
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Steven Pifer, Carlos Pascual, John Herbst, William Taylor, John Tefft, and Marie Yovanovitch: Ukraine Is Committed to Europe and Democracy
LAST MONTH, THE EUROPEAN UNION formally agreed to begin accession negotiations with Ukraine, recognizing Ukraine’s future as a free democracy and a full member of the community of European nations. If the twenty-seven member states of the EU can see Ukraine’s future clearly, why can’t Thomas Graham?
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“WE DON’T HAVE AS MUCH TO FEAR about fake things on the Internet as we might initially have assumed,” writes Walter Scheirer in his new book’s last chapter. The whole online misinformation thing is a bit overblown, he argues: Those concerned with the proliferation of falsehoods on the internet are alarmists, unable to recognize and appreciate how online misinformation fits within the long historical continuity of falsehoods, mischief, and pranks that stretches back into antiquity.
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