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The Scapegoating of Ukraine

Lives Lived and Lost

Rene Girard’s germinal scholarship, which has attracted adherents on both the left and the right, stemmed from his investigation of the ‘mimetic’ origins of desire, which he developed from his recognition that imitation constitutes the fundament of human behaviour. And while he discovered how mimetic rivalry can explain a wide variety of everyday phenomena, his […]

Full Citation Information:
McLaren, P. (2022). The Scapegoating of Ukraine: Lives Lived and Lost. PESA Agora. https://pesaagora.com/columns/the-scapegoating-of-ukraine/

Peter McLaren

Peter McLaren is Emeritus Professor at the Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angeles. From 2013-2023 he served as Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, Co-Director and International Ambassador for Global Ethics and Social Justice, The Paulo Freire Democratic Project, Attallah College of Educational Studies, Chapman University, USA.