American philosopher Jason Stanley donates $20,000 for training Ukrainian defenders


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Jason Stanley, an American philosopher and a professor at Yale University, has donated $20,000 to the Come Back Alive Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing competent army assistance. Stanley received this sum for his work as an honorary professor at the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE). The funds will be allocated to support the “Yatagan” School for Training Specialists in Unmanned Aerial Systems. 


Professor Stanley is a renowned expert on propaganda and fascism and has authored five books, including “How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them” and “How Propaganda Works.” He regularly contributes to prominent publications such as The New York Times and The Washington Post, writing on topics such as authoritarianism, propaganda, freedom of speech, and mass incarceration.


“I am investigating the threat of fascism. I came to Ukraine because it is a democracy that was attacked by a fascist terrorist state. Democracy needs universities like the Kyiv School of Economics to thrive. But democracy also needs to survive. That’s why I’m donating the funds to Come Back Alive. They play a decisive role in the fight for the survival of Ukrainian democracy,” said Jason Stanley.


“Training highly qualified military specialists is one of the priorities of Come Back Alive,” said Oleg Karpenko, Deputy Director of the Come Back Alive Foundation. “However, even more important for us is not just to train people but to build corresponding capabilities within the army. We are currently helping to create the “Yatagan” UAV School in the Ground Forces of the Armed Forces of Ukraine. We are raising 33 million hryvnias for its needs. The funds will be directed towards the establishment of training classrooms, flight tracks, UAV repair workshops, the purchase of training drones, and more.”


As reported earlier, Timothy Snyder, along with four fellow professors from various universities, called for raising funds for an air target identification system to assist the Air Force of the Armed Forces of Ukraine.


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