Published: March 31, 2022

Associate Professor of Sociology Keith Guzik provides insight into the dangers of current reactions to Russian culture: “Whether the canceling of Russian culture is a purposeful anti-war strategy or a cathartic response against those deemed guilty by association, it is difficult to imagine a more flawed stance at this pivotal moment in history. Punishing people for who they are and what they think runs counter to the values that the war in Ukraine has reawakened. Freedom of speech and prohibitions against bills of attainder feature prominently in the U.S. Constitution for a reason.”

Retaliating against Russian artists, scientists plays into Putin’s desire for division
The Chicago Tribune, March 23