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20 May, 2013 15:25   ▪  

Alexander Motyl: democratically inclined Ukrainians have no choice but to support the democratic opposition, however “un-best” it is

Ukraine’s opposition has major flaws and should make itself worthy of support, but democratically minded Ukrainians should prefer an adrift opposition to the authoritarian alternative, Alexander Motyl, American historian and professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, notes in his blog on The World Affairs Journal.

“The best is the enemy of the good enough. If you agree, then democratically inclined Ukrainians have no choice but to support the democratic opposition, however “un-best” it is. In turn, the democratic opposition has to make itself worthy of “fanatical” support. When you consider the alternative—indefinite rule by Party of Regions` thugs and Ukraine’s complete transformation into Zimbabwe—the good enough is a no-brainer,” Motyl claims. 

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