The legacy of the European Enlightenment was undermined since the end of the World War II. Destructive criticism of rationality developed by Max Horkheimer and...


One evening, in August 2014, Veronika was collecting her son from kindergarten in a town near Donetsk, just like every other day. A ceasefire had been promised,...


We invite authors to contribute to this exciting new series at Krytyka, Ukraine’s leading intellectual journal celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017. The...


Since the end of 2014, we have been closely following the dramatic developments in the Russian Center of the International PEN – the Center where we used to have...


Can Memory Save Us From History? Can History Save Us From Memory?

Critical Solutions
July 2014

International conference Ukraine: Thinking Together
Panel Seven: Can memory save us from history? Can history save us from memory? Monday May 19, 2014 (Diplomatic Academy,Kyiv)
Participants: Timothy Snyder, chair, Slavenka Drakulić, Olga Filippova, Frank Foer, Yaroslav Hrytsak, Martin Šimečka, Andrey Kurkov.
Language: English


Public lecture by Slavenka Drakulić: "Intellectuals as Bad Guys? The Role of Intellectuals in the Balkan Wars"

Critical Solutions
June 2014

During the II World war something happened in Yugoslavia that was not mentioned later very much in our schoolbooks. And this was the civil war. There was an antifascist war, there also was a communist revolution with Tito, but there was also the civil was between Serbs and Croats, which had enormous consequences for the war to come in Balkans in former Yugoslavia.


Keep fighting – you are sure to win! God helps you in your fight!

Shevchenko is still awaiting a proper reception in English – and a translation of the bulk of his work that would match the brilliance of his poetic genius. Yet if we are to understand what is at the heart of Ukrainian identity, the Ukrainian people’s continuous strife for justice, and their courage to face brutal force when defending human rights and dignity, we ought to discover Shevchenko.
Oleh KotsyubaMarch 9, 2015

Reconciliation between parties in a violent conflict usually depends first of all on an end to the violence. In her contribution to this discussion forum, Oxana...


Minority identities have come to figure centrally in constructions of Ukrainian identity, as post-Soviet Ukrainians seek to define themselves as modern and...


In addition to the damage done to their individual quality of life, there are real financial costs associated with discrimination against LGBTQ persons....