Putin might be flexing Russia’s muscles in Syria and Russia in general is acting more like a powerful state in its foreign policy. But internally, culture wise, nothing has changed from the 1990s.
My friend Anthony Galluzzo, who I first met in Brooklyn a few years ago, wrote an interesting essay on Paul Kingsnorth’s novels and about green politic…
Yasha Levine
Russia is not the Soviet Union. And Putin is not Stalin. He won’t — not even cynically — use Black Lives Matter to destabilize America. 
Yasha Levine
I thought to myself: I’m probably 75 percent Jewish-Ukrainian. Where do I fit into this new simplistic blood-and-soil Hitler-lite Ukrainian world?
Yasha Levine
“I didn’t want to live in a simulacrum of American life in the ruins of the Soviet Union”Listen now (86 min) | This ep is inspired by Evgenia’s recent essay on her youth and Russia’s deeply colonized culture. But we get into all sorts of re…
Evgenia Kovda and Yasha Levine
So I recently started exploring the secret Israeli op designed to whip up Zionism among secular and out of touch Soviet Jews — all in the hopes of trig…
Yasha Levine
Chabad represents the cutting edge of Zionist Jewish life in America — a movement that draws disillusioned Jews from progressive and liberal corners of…
Yasha Levine
My good friend Dan Boeckner recently started a project that explores the dark crevices of Canadian politics. I came on the show to talk about Canada’s …
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