(The article was first published in The Print on April 2, 2022)
- Two quotations from the historian Arnold Toynbee, gleaned from random readings, have relevance to current events. The first says that civilisations die by suicide, not murder. Is that what Russia is bent on just now? It has bungled into Ukraine, and is being cornered by the Western alliance with an unprecedented unleashing of geoeconomic aggression..