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Putin’s Lebensraum


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Yale professor, Jason Stanley, makes the argument that Putin is twisting the Russian identity to enable the same sorts of horror and genocide that the Nazis inflicted on Europe.

So how does someone un-make such an identity without destroying the country within which it has taken root? Jason Stanley's examples were all thoroughly beaten in war, but it there a path to salvage without crushing the state which nurtures the idea?

For those not familiar with Social Identity Theory, it was the result of a path of study that attempted to explain how Nazism and the Holocaust were possible. The field of study has expanded quite significantly since its inception, and it provides the framework to understand what we are seeing in Russia today. Here's a dirt simple tutorial (with pop culture references):
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