“Ukrainian resistance to what appeared to be overwhelming force reminded the world that democracy is not about accepting the apparent verdict of history. It is about making history”
American historian and writer Timothy Snyder believes that the outcome of the Russian-Ukrainian war will be the key to the future fate of the world. He writes about this in an op-ed for Foreign Affairs. According to the author, Ukrainian resistance reminds us that democracy is about human risk and human principles, and a Ukrainian victory would give democracy a fresh wind.
“The war in Ukraine is a test of whether a tyranny that claims to be a democracy can triumph and thereby spread its logical and ethical vacuum. Those who took democracy for granted were sleepwalking toward tyranny. The Ukrainian resistance is the wake-up call,” wrote Timothy Snyder.