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An Historian Looks At Russia’s Invasion of the Ukraine With Professor and Author Robert Toplin

As William Faulkner wrote, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Professor Robert Toplin, the author of 11 books and past tenured faculty at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, Denison University and now an adjunct faculty member at the University of Virginia, speaks with host Richard Levick of LEVICK about his prescient article, written before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. He predicted the viral nature of first person accounts in real time of Russian war crimes and atrocities and compares the Russian invasion to the “Rape of Belgium” in 1914, when Germany’s controversial actions severely damaged its global image for a century. Russia awaits a similar fate. Already isolated and under severe economic sanctions, Russia will now face likely war crimes prosecution and global condemnation for atrocities recorded and shared globally. Listen here