New era of total lies

In a weak and underdeveloped society such as the Serbian one, a lie is not used for ideological seduction, but for linking authoritarian government and dependent citizens into a permanent coalition.

Vukovar. Entertainment

The front page of Vecernje novosti on Monday, November 18th, 1991 brought two equally huge headlines: “Vukovar under control of Yugoslav army” and “Folk singer Lepa Brena is getting married”.

Another perspective

We are witnessing a conflict of the state with itself: MPs attacked the Ombudsman, and the prosecutor’s office attacked the Commissioner for Information of Public Importance.

Olympic battle for Kosovo

The government’s instruction means fewer medals for Serbia, but fails to show how it will manage to defend Kosovo. The first question being in which sports our medals and defense of Kosovo could “clash” at all.

The exes

Ten days after the murder in Zitiste we still came to the point where violence is violence, jealousy is jealousy, and it’s hard to be left by a partner. You can read all about this in the article on the Politika website.

Stairway to Brexit

EJIL: Talk! – Cameron has just announced that he will be stepping down by October, but the irony is that we may yet remember him sentimentally under, say, a prime minister Boris Johnson.

The Mad Hatter

On our side of the mirror is possible for a mass protest to happen in the center of the capital and that the only thing that is reported about it is read from the statement of the ruling party.

Game of thrones

All prime minister’s tirades about combative government and squatting in army barracks ended in an unexpected and urgent visit to Moscow, which was, naturally, private, i.e. for medical attention.

Terracotta army

In the past, I was ready to point to the fine difference between “good” and “bad” nationalists, to accept patriots as flag-waving, basically harmless people. But not anymore…

New York, New York

Mayor of Belgrade said that one of the main reasons for the introduction of this airline was to enable American tourists to come to Serbia more easily. His faith in Serbian tourism is almost moving.

Vucic’s hour of the wolf

In this post-electoral “uncertainty”, produced by the prime minister, the only unquestionable electoral list is the one by Vojislav Seselj. And the SNS list, whose percentage could only increase.

Seselj’s shadow

Seselj escaped domestic justice, surrendering to the Hague court just prior to the murder of Zoran Djindjic. Now is the time for the Serbian judiciary to catch up with what has been lost.

Accountability

If these first-degree verdicts become final, it would mean that Radovan Karadzic will have to bear the consequences of his crimes, while Vojislav Seselj will only have to answer to the public.

Obama in Havana

President Obama has obviously grasped that the Nobel Prize for Peace he received “on loan” was actually worth earning. His opponents in Washington see his trip to Havana as an act of treason.