‘Crimea: Power on Display’

History News Network

March 24th, 2014 by 


Cynthia V. Hooper, an associate professor of history at the College of the Holy Cross and an affiliate of Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, is the author of a History News Network blog called “Post-Soviet Futures.” Her latest post discusses the differences between political fact and political theater.

“Throughout the centuries, Russian leaders have used the Crimea as a stage from which to send messages of greatness both to their own people and to the world, orchestrating elaborate pageants cast as victories of enlightenment values over poverty, ignorance, or outright barbarism,” writes Hooper. “These ‘scenarios of power’ have frequently involved a hefty element of artifice – and the decision of a whopping 97% of Crimean voters to endorse union with Russia is no exception.”

Read the full blog post from the History News Network.

Related News

This “Holy Cross in the News” item is by Sara Bovat ’14 and Jacqueline Smith ’15.

For additional information, please contact Bridget Cass at 508-793-2419.

| More
Tags

Comments are closed.

Sort By:
or
09/22/14 In Memoriam: Terri Priest, Associate Professor Emeritus of Studio Art
09/22/14 Teach For America Ranks Holy Cross as a Top Contributor for Sixth Year in a Row
09/22/14 ‘Tesla’s removal of patent restrictions a boost for electric cars’
09/19/14 ‘After 70 years, accordion master Angelo DiPippo plays on’
See All
See All

Featured Videos

See video
Artist-in-Residence Cristina Pato and Renowned Composer Osvaldo Golijov to Lead Concert and Panel Discussion

Watch Video >
See video
Environmental Champion Slottje ’89 on Crusade to Protect America Against Fracking

Watch Video >
See video
Strong Alumni Support Makes for Record-Breaking Year in Giving to Holy Cross

Watch Video >
More

What’s Happening on Campus

09/23/2014

TIME, MEMORY, IDENTITY: Concert and Panel Discussion

See More >
09/27/2014

Fall Homecoming Mass

See More >
09/28/2014

16th Annual UMass Medicine Cancer Walk and 5k Run

See More >
10/25/2014

Craft Demonstrations by Refugee Artisans of Worcester

See More >
More

Holy Cross in the News

09/22/14

‘Tesla’s removal of patent restrictions a boost for electric cars’

Worcester Business Journal

In an op-ed for the Worcester Business Journal, Christine Fimognari ’15 discusses a decision by Tesla, a manufacturer of electric cars, to remove patent restrictions in the...

08/05/14

‘Princeton Review Ranks Holy Cross Among Best Institutions for Undergraduate Education in the Country’

College ranks no. 9 nationally for most accessible professors

The College of the Holy Cross is one of the country’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review’s annual college guide, “The Best...

07/30/14

‘Holy Cross Ranks No. 53 on Forbes’ List of America’s Top Colleges’

Forbes.com

The College of the Holy Cross ranked no. 53 overall and no. 44 among private colleges on Forbes’ list of America’s Top Colleges. Forbes partnered with the Washington,...