Title

The Scapegoating of Ukraine: Lives Lived and Lost

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

5-9-2022

Abstract

"Girardian terminology is one way of parsing reality, and there are certainly gaps in his theory. Some big ones. But I find his theory of the scapegoat a thought-provoking way of looking at the war in Ukraine. It is certainly not a theory of everything; it over-generalises and, in places, it drips with hyperbole, wildly exaggerating the idea of mimetic rivalry. In this essay, I have chosen it as a heuristic device with which to consider the war in Ukraine because of its consideration of the idea of the scapegoat."

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This article was originally published in PESA Agora in spring 2022.

Copyright

PESA Agora

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