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Voices of sanity and the massacre of dissent

While Guardian’s moderators are busy deleting comments and banishing dissenters en masse, journalistic sanity seems to be getting contagious. Here is a wonderful recent example from The New Yorker:

Which Ukraine?

By Sophie Pinkham

‘There is one way the new Ukraine differs dramatically from the old Ukraine, and that is in the emergence of paramilitary battalions funded by oligarchs, political parties, and private donations. These bands of half-trained volunteer warriors have done much of the fighting in the current conflict, operating largely independently of the government, and often without adequate coordination.’

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