Simon Pirani is honorary professor at the University of Durham and blogs at peoplenature.org. His most recent book is ‘Burning Up: A Global History of Fossil Fuel Consumption’.
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Published in: oDR: ReviewUkraine 1917: socialism and nationalism in a world turned upside down
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