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March 1, 2022

Conflict in Ukraine marks return to Cold War, Montreal expert says

As initial talks between Russia and Ukraine ended without result Monday, experts in Montreal were sombre about the chances of a settlement. “It’s a brutal return to the 19th century, where might takes precedence over right,” said Michel Fortmann, an honorary professor and lecturer in political science at the Université de Montréal. “Things will not […]

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12/10/2018

The road to modernity is not a one-way street

What exactly do you mean by “demodernization”? In the 1960s, at a time when African countries were throwing off the yoke of colonialism, we began to see the emergence of Western and Soviet models of modernization, which actually have many points in common. These models sought to narrow the gap between rich and poor, build […]

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12/10/2018

The road to modernity is not a one-way street

The idea for Demodernization: A Future in the Past came to Université de Montréal history professor Yakov Rabkin while analyzing the collapse of the former Soviet republics for a master’s seminar. Co-edited with Mikhil Minakov, principal investigator on Ukraine at the Keenan Institute in Washington, the book is a collection of articles by Canadian and foreign scholars […]

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25/06/2015

Un monument controversé à Ottawa

La Commission de la capitale nationale (CCN) se penchera sur la construction d’un monument aux victimes du communisme tout près l’édifice de la Cour suprême, à Ottawa. Cette proposition est loin de faire l’unanimité. Entrevue avec Yakov Rabkin, professeur titulaire du département d’histoire de l’Université de Montréal.

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