The Orthodox Nationalist: Ivan Mazepa

November 5, 2009 in Radio

IvanMazepa0Matt Johnson discusses:

  • The Ukraine after Khmelnitsky
  • The nationalist rebellion of Ivan Mazepa
  • Could Mazepa have redrawn the map of Europe in 1709?
  • The defeat of Ukrainian independence

The Orthodox Nationalist: The Cossacks

October 29, 2009 in Radio

BohdanKhmelnitskyMatt Johnson discusses:

  • The rebellion of the Cossack hetman Bogdan Khmelnitsky (Russian/Ukrainian: Богда́н Хмельни́цкий)
  • The purpose and mission of the Cossacks
  • The fall of Poland

The Orthodox Nationalist: The GULAG

October 22, 2009 in Radio

VARIOUSMatt Johnson discusses:

  • The GULAG as the center of the Soviet economy
  • The GULAG as essential to the NKVD
  • The GULAG as essential to Marxism
  • Why the GULAG came into existence

The Orthodox Nationalist: The Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 1580-1650

October 15, 2009 in Radio

UkrainianGreatCoatofarmsMatt Johnson discusses:

  • The Ukrainian response to Polish Oppression
  • The Rebirth of Ukraine after 1600
  • The Creation of the Modern Ukrainian Nation

The Orthodox Nationalist: Gregory Skovoroda, Part I

October 8, 2009 in Radio

GregorySkovorodaMatt Johnson discusses:

  • The philosophy of Gregory Skovoroda, the “Ukrainian Socrates”
  • Skovoroda as an Orthodox Theologian
  • Skovoroda’s metaphysics and ethics
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