Great piece in today's on how orchestrated the conspiracy theory and attacked me to prevent my appointment in the new administration in Ukraine
Also, it's hard to overstate how much the good guys here admire and appreciate Marie Yovanovitch
One thing that's really hit home being here is how one very corrupt prosecutor's domestic vendettas have fueled this whole thing. It's like Giuliani got played by a Kyiv version of himself.
Opinion | ‘The Beacon Has Gone Out’: What Trump and Giuliani Have Wrought - The New York Times
Once upon a time, we spread ideals of democracy and rule of law. Now? We send Giuliani
"If America can be said to have a foreign policy at this debased stage of the Trump administration, it mostly consists of sucking up to strongmen while betraying everyone who ever believed in America’s putative ideals. "
America Exports Its Corruption to Ukraine ...an investment in leadership pays off
This is the, imho, the most accurate account I've seen yet. Still, telling good vs evil stories about Ukraine is not, ultimately, clarifying but most of the motivations and relationships here make sense and are how I see them.
.⁦ explains from Kiev the “addled, through-the-looking glass fantasy came to drive American foreign policy in Ukraine.”
‘The Beacon Has Gone Out’: What Trump and Giuliani Have Wrought
>America Exports Its Corruption to Ukraine
"We’re with the oligarchs now." Read brilliant reported essay on how Trump is exporting corruption to Ukraine
There are lots of reasons that addressing inequality -- particularly by addressing today's extremely high wealth inequality at the top -- is a must-do. Here's another one to add to the list: 1/2
‘“Someone said to Socrates that a certain woman had grown no better in her travels.” Socrates replied: “I should think not. She took herself along with her.”’ -Montaigne via
Michelle Goldberg on the U.S. as net exporter of political corruption to the Ukraine.
"Once upon a time, we spread ideals of democracy and rule of law. Now? We send Rudy." ‘The Beacon Has Gone Out’: What Trump and Giuliani Have Wrought