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31 Jan, 2023 06:35

Tragedy of identity? Nicolai Petro, Author of ‘The Tragedy of Ukraine’ & Professor of Political Science


As the father of Greek tragedy, Aeschylus, remarked more than two-and-a-half millennia ago, truth is always the first casualty of war. In the case of the Ukrainian conflict, with its unprecedented levels of censorship and deliberate distortions, truth had been banished even before the interstate hostilities broke out. Can honoring reality pave the way to peace? To discuss this, Oksana is joined by Nicolai Petro, Professor of Political Science at the University of Rhode Island and author of ‘The Tragedy of Ukraine: What Classical Greek Tragedy Can Teach Us About Conflict Resolution’.

“The Tragedy of Ukraine,” The Nation, January 20, 2023 (book excerpt)

“Can Greek Tragedy Heal Ukraine?” De Gruyter Conversations, January 24, 2023