Chrystia Freeland: Ukraine's search for an honest thief

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June 8, 2014, 8:02 a.m. | Op-ed — by Chrystia Freeland

A woman walks next to billboard bearing pictures of models presenting creations, in Donetsk, on June 7, 2014. AFP DANIEL MIHAILESCU

Ukraine’s crisis has had us reaching for our Sam Huntington or our Henry Kissinger. We have tended to understand the conflict either as the latest chapter in the clash of civilizations, or as an exercise in realpolitik. 

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