Is this American (or Anglo) mercenary in Marioupol, Ukraine fighting the Russian-backed separatists? Or protecting the Ukrainian state forces? Who hired him? Is he Blackwater? The Russians say one thing, the Ukrainians another, and so many people don’t know what to think. Whether it’s Putin, the EU, Cameron, or Obama, I agree with Adam Curtis: […]
How pointless, we said to ourselves, frontiers were if it was child’s play for any aircraft to cross them, how provincial and artificial were customs barriers and border guards, how contrary to the spirit of our times that clearly wished for closer links and international fraternity.
Stefan Zweig, Die Welt von Gestern (The World of Yesterday)