Reading Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin, my belief was formed that Part Two for Loss and Beauty was waiting to be created. This is a daunting thought for me, but one that pulls me inexorably toward Eastern Europe again. But while this project demands a look backward, the intent has always been that from this vision I can contribute to and craft a better world looking forward.
A dear friend shared this with me today, and in turn I am sharing the article written by Mr. Snyder from this past weekend’s New York Times Op/Ed page. I hope you will take the time to read it. Consider it. And then share it.
With precision and prescience, Mr. Snyder describes the landscape before us. It is frightening, but the alternative of denial and deliberately propagandist opposition is even more so.