Kiev, “Show me a hero, and I’ll write you a tragedy” said F. Scott Fitzgerald. In times of deep social crisis, hybrid war and economic stagnation it may seem like presidential elections are just another effort to find a hero, a saviour, especially in countries that tend to glamorise public figures for the sake of beautiful and epic stories, such as Ukraine.
However, Vitaly Portnikov, a Ukrainian publicist with outstanding experience in political journalism in Ukraine, Russia, Poland and the Baltic States doesn’t believe in heroes. At least, n...
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