The West Rides Roughshod Again!



As is the case with much of the central western steppe, from the  Carpathian Mountains to the Siberian-Mongolian Altai Mountains, the prehistory of Ukraine was home to proto-Slavic, Scythian tribes, probably as early as one millennium B.C. Before being replaced by Slavic tribes who came to occupy the territory throughout the early millennium of the modern (A.D.) period.  These common roots run deep within Ukrainian history and pre-history, as they do in Russia.

About kulturcritic

With a doctorate in religious studies from the University of Virginia and a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, Sandy had a ten-year academic career, with appointments at University of Virginia and the Colorado School of Mines. He spent the next twenty years in executive ranks at several of America’s largest international firms, including Computer Sciences Corporation, Ernst & Young, and General Electric. He has traveled extensively throughout Europe and North America, as well as parts of Eurasia and Africa. For the past five years Sandy has been living in Western Siberia with his wife and young child, teaching at the Pedagogical University and the Altai Institute for Law and Economics in Barnaul, Russia. Published works include VERONIKA: The Siberian's Tale (a novel), (Islands Press 2011) Apocalypse Of The Barbarians: Inquisitions On Empire (Islands Press, 2010), The Recovery of Ecstasy: Notebooks From Siberia (Booksurge, 2009), Recollective Resolve: A Phenomenological Understanding of Time and Myth (Mercer University Press, 1987), Ethical Decisionmaking Styles (Addison-Wesley Press, 1986), and Gandhi in the Postmodern Age: Issues in War and Peace (CSM Press,1984).
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1 Response to The West Rides Roughshod Again!

  1. Great piece, Gary, I’m reading your notes from Siberia book. More later.

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