Russia, Ukraine and the Revenge of Geography

Why place matters, now more than ever

Eric Weiner
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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
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Philosophical Traveler. Recovering Malcontent. Author of five books. My latest,:"BEN & ME: In Search of a Founder's Formula for a Long and Useful Life."