James Perloff on Ukraine “behind a wall of propaganda”

Ukraine: Behind the Wall of Propaganda

March 25, 2022

It happened almost overnight. After two years of COVID dominating the world’s headlines, Ukraine seamlessly took center stage.

Like most Americans, I am not an “expert” on Ukraine. But enough information has accumulated to form some conclusions based on a “preponderance of evidence.”

The scenario has been depicted in mainstream media as nothing more than an “unprovoked” invasion by Russia. Furthermore, it was a David vs. Goliad match, and nearly everyone loves to root for the underdog.  Putin was a Hitler, a mad dog bent on world conquest; Ukraine would only be his first ambition. Here is how The Economist portrayed him on its cover:

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