Pivo

– Was Pivo also a painter? – Yes, he was. And during the war he drew pictures of the Partisans as a way of chronicling their lives. Here, let me show you… we even have a little book…

Let’s move on

Thus spoke Sinisa Mali: “I will accept the responsibility and let’s move on.” It is now pointless to ask him what this accepting of the responsibility actually means, for he has already moved on.

One-man boycott

Marina Abramovic, who once managed to escape from that dungeon of art, hated socialist Yugoslavia, has now returned to capitalist Serbia. The reborn motherland welcomed her back…

Rector Ivanka Popovic

The rector said that the truth about Sinisa Mali’s doctorate should be determined as soon as possible… This is all it takes to make one a hero in Serbia – whether positive or negative.

The centre holds

The centre has just been able to hold. This is how one might see the EU elections, the decision by the Supreme Court in the UK, and the start of the impeachment proceedings in the US.

Bumblebee

When a certain Atlagic mentioned me in Parliament and declared me a traitor to Serbdom (because I insulted Aleksandar Vucic) he used the nickname “bumblebee” to refer to me several times.

Trade war

Third countries will matter in a sense that if they follow the yuan and depreciate against the dollar, their terms of trade with China will not change while they will deteriorate with the US.

Made in Budjanovci

MP Vladimir Djukanovic, a big Red Star fan, defended the tank in front of the Red Star stadium and stressed once again that “Red Star fans died for Serbdom more than anyone else”.

Siniša Mali – PhD thesis controversy

Siniša Mali obtained his PhD “Value Creation through the Process of Restructuring and Privatisation – Theoretical Concepts and Achieved Results in Serbia” at the University of Belgrade’s FOS in 2013…

University on a silver platter

The Ethics committee of the University referred the case of Sinisa Mali’s doctoral thesis back to the Faculty of organizational sciences for deliberation, in spite of the request to deny approval of that PhD.

The only Srebrenica victim

The prime minister Ana Brnabic said that she wasn’t going to Potocari because she “wasn’t invited”, and that “no one has yet been held accountable for the attack against Vucic in Potocari 2015.”

My soul, my one and only

An article from Danas (2016): It’s been twenty years since the death of Biljana Jovanovic. A photograph of her stayed around in one of the rooms at the CZKD. Everyone who enters asks: “Who is this?”

Departures

Instead of In memoriam, an article from 1991: Departures are in fashion. Seldom does anyone who is leaving speak much about it, because, if they spoke about it, perhaps they wouldn’t go.

Buy children, women, uteruses

Soon you’ll be able to buy a living female uterus which will bear your baby – for 8 to 15 thousand euros, four times cheaper than in Ukraine and ten times cheaper than in America.

Forest girl

It is prime minister’s self-promotion as the “iron lady” of Serbian nationalism and can’t possibly have any positive effect in the area where such effect is the most needed – Serbian-Albanian relations.

Party time

The European Commission Report on Serbia pointed out that the regime in Belgrade is authoritarian, more seriously than any prior report. To that, Ana Brnabic stated that the report is “partially non-objective”.

Borca and the genocide trap

Here’s how Sergej Trifunovic explained the genocide: “Whether you call Srebrenica a ‘genocide’ or a ‘massacre’ is only a matter of numbers. Srebrenica happened thanks to Alija Izatbegovic…”

Free will and pure power

Does it make sense to compare pure numbers, or do we have to take into account the meaning of those numbers. We have to keep in mind that the people at the counter-protest had to be there.

Vucic, Stefanovic and other prophets

If there were fewer speakers, there would have been a lot more protesters. But instead of political wing of the protest, for some incomprehensible reason the Ambassador of Norway in Serbia pondered over it.

The other side of Goebbels

In recent weeks, we’ve witnessed a new phase of propaganda activities launched by the authorities, involving all aspects of social reality. Public speech is reminiscent of a stream of consciousness…

Believing demagogue

Simon Wren-Lewis writes: “Brexiters… need to believe in the fantasy of Global Britain”. Do they believe? And do they even need to? Does a demagogue believe or need to believe in his or her demagogy? There are three possibilities.

Beograd 17.3.2019, policajac sa automatskom puškom

A stick with two short ends

While the rise of right-wing movements in the EU can be explained by the misuse of liberal democracy, in Serbia, the rise of the extreme right is happening in the very name of democracy.

jagnje u štali

Milos Obilic goes global

On the pathological FB recording of the New Zealand slaughter, the song “Karadzic, lead your Serbs” blasts from the car speakers. His weapon is clearly engraved in Cyrillic: Milos Obilic, Prince Lazar…