Srđa Popović talks about his new book One gorke suze posle (Those bitter tears thereafter), Pešcanik editions, Belgrade 2010
After the opinion of ICJ our political elite opted for the old mechanism of denial of reality. And, once again, everyone takes their part.
Is Serbia incapable of conducting a responsible political and expert debate? In order to answer this question, let us take three examples.
Review of Srđa Popović’s book One gorke suze posle (Those bitter tears thereafter), Peščanik editions, Belgrade 2010
Discussing her new book, Dubravka Stojanović proposes some alternative reasons for celebrating Vidovdan, more positive than those of Official Serbia.
Those who followed the debate before the ICJ would have known exactly what was being asked and what the answer would be.
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?
The International Court of Justice on July 22 2010, stated its advisory opinion in the case of the Kosovo unilateral declaration of independence.
“Srebrenica Mapping Genocide” consists of documentary maps of actions, and detailed information around the events that led to the genocide in Srebrenica.
In 2009, Serbia made necessary progress in defining its future as a European country.
There is a real chance that Ratko Mladic might be officially declared dead, after which there are no formal obstacles to him being buried at Potocari on 11 July.
Mitar Vasiljevic, convicted of war crimes committed against Bosniaks, returned to Visegrad. His supporters welcomed him as a hero, all cheering his name.
The pressures on fiscal consolidation have mounted dramatically in the wake of the Greek and then the ‘contagion’ crisis which followed it.
He remembers the 25th of May fifteen years ago. It was a day which reminded him of better times that seemed to have vanished forever.
EU will decide whether Macedonia, after five years of candidate status, will be given the date for starting negotiations on finally joining the EU.
At all levels – state, national and international – everyone has been making history, mainly that of the Second World War.
Rev. Justin Popović represents an expression of the aforementioned contradiction in the duality of our relationship towards Europe.
Biljana lived in a country where for the last quarter of a century, on an almost daily basis, you get to a point where you have to try your best to remain a decent human being.
Biljana Kovačević-Vučo, president of Lawyer’s Committee for Human Rights – YUCOM passed away in Belgrade.
Dobrica Ćosić hates everything that is not Serbian, including Serbian traitors.
Both authors had ambiguous relations with strong political leaders: Constant with Napoleon, Schmitt with Hitler.
I believe that no resolution on the genocide in Srebrenica is needed.
Bosnian Croats do not enjoy a position of equality with the other two Bosnian nationalities.
Was Yugoslavia an artifical state, doomed to failure from the start?
It is hard not to become somewhat disturbed when watching people actually dying on camera.
Serbia’s behavior is dictated by its proclaimed strategic priorities summed up in the slogan “Both Kosovo and EU.”
Starting from the most visible signs, the governor has been under constant and rather elevated attack since the most recent depreciation of the currency.
The twelve-hour debate in Parliament reflected Serbia’s schizophrenic condition.
The 11th anniversary of the NATO intervention is now being commemorated in Serbia, yet few people have any idea why we were bombed.
This peaceful world of ours is ready for destruction – And still the sun shines, the sparrows come each morning to the bakery for crumbs.
Excerpt from the radio show Peščanik, 9th October 2009: Srđa Popović reflects on the roots of violence in contemporary Serbian society.
The trouble is that human rights don’t grow on trees, but that you have to work very hard for them to come into existence.