The other cheek

In June 2010, after the Vidovdan celebration in Gazimestan, twenty or so members of Obraz (Cheek) took a picture, posing in a brotherly embrace with Alexander Konuzin, the Russian ambassador in Serbia.

The nicer truth

Whenever Srdja Popovic speaks about the armed insurrection of JSO, we should always speak about October 5 as well. What was the role of the conspirators? What happened on October 5?

The anatomy of immorality

A cynical man could say that Djindjic’s statements during the open session of the government were meant for people exactly like Nebojsa Bakarec.

Social contract

In order to find a man who has been evading police and army forces for years, you need a lot of things: binoculars, GPS, bulletproof vest, mosquito repellent, Zippo lighter, rifle, antidote for snake bites, miner’s lamps, a pony…

The shame Parade

How is it possible that all of this happened? First to answer will have to be the highly praised Minister Dacic, followed by the Government and the self-confident President.

On responsibility

Because it is simply not possible, it is pointless to say that the Minister of Foreign Affairs is not responsible for foreign policy.

Kosovo resolution

Text of Resolution on Kosovo harmonized by Serbia and the EU adopted by UN GA on September 9th, 2010.

That foundation stone of Serbia

Mr. Dacic’s statement concisely summarized not only the position of the current Serbian Government on Kosovo, but also the master narrative of the entire contemporary Serbian politics. This narrative is based on three premises.

New poems

Three new poems by Charles Simic, The Paris Review, Issue 192, Spring 2010.

A new beginning for Peščanik

Peščanik has earned its reputation by subjecting the Serbian regime to stringent criticism, becoming a place that has brought together the best of the Serbian opposition. 

Questions and answers

Is Serbia incapable of conducting a responsible political and expert debate? In order to answer this question, let us take three examples.

Oil on water

Discussing her new book, Dubravka Stojanović proposes some alternative reasons for celebrating Vidovdan, more positive than those of Official Serbia.

New books

Excerpts from Mirko Đorđević’s Patriarh Pavle’s Umbrella, Srđa Popović’s Those Bitter Tears Afterwards and Vladimir Gligorov’s Why do Countries Break Up?