Saturday, December 31, 2016

Petlura at the Gates

"Petlura is only at the gates, not yet in the city."

It would take an old Russia hand like me to see parallels between Mikhail Bulgakov's The White Guard and the situation confronting many of us on the progressive liberal left at the end of 2016.  Like the Turbins in The White Guard, may we all find some momentary peace and comfort in family and friends as the New Year hour approaches.  These musings can be found in my other web journal, Alice in State, at

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