From the March, 2006 issue of Touchstone
New Kid From the Bloc by Andrew Sorokowski

New Kid From the Bloc

Will Ukraine Help to Reorient Post-Christian Europe?

by Andrew Sorokowski

If a latter-day Vladimir the Great, baptizer of the Eastern Slavs, were to choose a new creed for his people, would he still choose Christianity? Or looking toward the European Union as his model and ally, might he instead select the new creed of the European elite: a secular humanism based on pluralism, tolerance, equality, and human rights, with its Christian roots neatly amputated?

On December 26, 2004, the Orange Revolution in Vladimir’s capital of Kiev chose Europe and the West, rather than Russian Eurasia, as Ukraine’s political and economic lodestar. What will this mean for her 25 to 30 mill . . .


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