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Dominican Baseball and Black-Market Lapel Pins: The Week in Global-Affairs Writing

February 19
22:13 2016

Propagandalands Peter Pomerantsev | Granta “The activists behind their laptops seemed as big as ministries; mythological fiends from Twitter as real as tanks. The borders between Russia and Ukraine, between past and present, between soldier and civilian, rumour and evidence, actor and audience had buckled, and with that the whole rational, ordered sense of perspective suddenly gave way to a thinking which was magical and mystical, where reality was unknowable and seemed to be decided somewhere up on high by divine conspiracies.”

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