Putin’s Ukraine as Farce

“Hegel remarks somewhere that all great, world-historical facts and personages occur, as it were, twice. He has forgotten to add: the first time as tragedy, the second as farce.”

― Karl Marx, father of modern Communism, “The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte“, written 1852

1938: Adolf Hitler Annexes the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia

“the first time as tragedy”

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2022: Vladimir Putin’s Army Enters the Ukraine

“the second as farce”

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When Germany annexed Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland, entered Austria, and finally invaded Poland to start World War II they justified it in part by claiming Germany needed Lebensraum: “living space”.

Or, in as Russia’s Vladimir Putin might say, жилая площадь

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