War and peace. The tangled and bloody history of Ukraine and Russia is longer than Leo Tolstoy’s masterpiece and there’s no final chapter. Few historians know more about the distant and modern origins of the current war, and prospects for peace, than award-winning author and Harvard professor Serhii Plokhy. His new book, The Gates of Europe, deconstructs more than 2,000 years of history and how it came to this.
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