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Russia, Ukraine and the Revenge of Geography

Why place matters, now more than ever

Photo by Kyle Glenn on Unsplash

The ancient Romans believed every place — from a street corner to an entire nation — possessed a genius loci, a presiding spirit that animated it, watched over it. Today, we dismiss such fanciful notions, and in fact, gleefully pronounce the death of geography itself. Digital technologies have dissolved the inconvenient…

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Eric Weiner

Eric Weiner

Philosophical Traveler. Recovering Malcontent. Author of four books, including my latest: “The Socrates Express.”