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My own misgivings about the Svoboda Party were published in a Brama on-line op-ed (“Opposition Blues in Ukraine”, Sept, 23, 2010): “Svoboda party may have a problem in distinguishing between orderly assembly and mob rule. Its nationalist image is turning out to be a disservice to rational nationalism which exists somewhere in a broader spectrum.”

Such misgivings are natural from someone from “a liberal anti-war crowd” – a label I have enjoyed for some time.

On the other hand, a question arises: Is the focus on Svoboda Party timely or sensible five months before the upcoming parliamentary elections?

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