The Battle Isn’t the Whole War

What happens in Ukraine is a matter of freedom, life and death for the courageous resisters to Vladimir Putin’s invasion (“Ukraine Leads the World,” Review & Outlook, Feb. 28). It also matters to the fate of political freedom in the world. Ukraine is the Gettysburg of our time. Read Lincoln’s immortal words: Gettysburg was not only about us, but also about our obligation to promote freedom in the world in a thoughtful yet committed manner. Gettysburg is also a symbol of the sacrifice this can require. I have read about the “rapture” that Ukraine resisters share in risking their lives together to protect their freedom. The flame is alive in them. Is it with us?
Em. Prof. Donald A. Downs
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Source: On the Sidelines as Ukraine Fights for Its Survival – WSJ