The Scapegoating of Ukraine: Lives Lived and Lost
"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."
McLaren, P. (2022). The scapegoating of Ukraine: Lives lived and lost. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/the-scapegoating-of-ukraine/