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The Half-Truths Of History That Still Hang Over The Balkans


World  (tags: world, politics, europe, Bosnia, government, conflict, 'HUMANRIGHTS!', society, violence, news )

Cal
- 554 days ago - worldcrunch.com
A Bosnian Serb who fled the Balkans as a teenager reflects on how hard it is to face the past in the Balkans, as much for history's winners as losers.



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Sue Matheson (69)
Friday January 18, 2013, 7:45 pm
thanks
 

John S. (297)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 6:25 am
Noted.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 12:41 pm
Thanks Cal--interesting post.
 

Michael Kirkby (83)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 1:59 pm
I find this a very fair and egalitarian article. This is something that has been going on for generations. There are heroes and villains on all sides. If you want to read an insider's report on those years try "War In A Time Of Peace" by David Halberstram. Although it remains a bit anti Serbian at times it is a good in depth look into the conditions that preceded the conflict and the foolishness of the Western leaders.
When I leave this dimension I wonder if there will ever be a time when I will pop in for a visits and not see a species that is so capable of achieving great and wonderful things; reducing itself to the violence and hegemony of its closest relative the chimpanzee?
 

rene davis (74)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 5:58 pm
Noted, thanks
 

Colleen L. (2)
Saturday January 19, 2013, 6:54 pm
Interesting article. Thanks Cal
 

pam w. (191)
Sunday January 20, 2013, 12:55 am
This article expresses the same CONFUSION I felt after visiting the area....everyone tells you a different story! You'd think historical facts would be just that....facts!

Instead, you get four or five versions of the same history---and everyone hates everyone else.

Sound familiar?'

 

Klaus Peters (9)
Friday February 1, 2013, 10:46 pm
Sorry, could not read it. Why choose black on dark blue? Maybe it was meant for younger eyes. I have no patience and time for this to play around trying to decipher barely readable caracters.
 
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