Handke’s literary career and intellectual de-evolution came down to the desire to use the breakup of Yugoslavia to facilitate one’s own rise to glory, just like Bernard-Henri Lévy, who chose Bosnia.
Horses do not increase the division of labour as it were. Machines, however, may require adjustment in the comparative advantages.
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…
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 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.
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.
The creation of new states means producing new borders and changing old ones. It creates problems not only with customs, traffic, passports, and currencies, but also with historical memory.
Balkan.Perspectives – The demolition of communist monuments has marked the symbolization of renewed capitalism in a thanato-political way…
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.
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”.
One mathematician has left Serbia and moved to Saudi Arabia. Because of this transfer, Belgrade University lost points. If this is true, I’m not sure if we should even have one.
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…
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.
We feel as if we all helped Djokovic become the legendary sports hero, in spite Federer and 15,000 bitter opponents. We feel as if we did, but we didn’t. He did it all by himself. It’s not a national triumph.
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.”
During the nineties he became rich over night, and today Vucic is also taking from the poor and giving to the rich, while claiming to fight for the downtrodden.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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”.
If and when the latest amendments to the Criminal Code (CC) are adopted, as a judge, I will act in accordance with them just like all those before…
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…”
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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…
If you want peaceful resolution of international conflicts, the first principle is not to touch the borders. In the Balkans as well as anywhere else…
Vladimir Dimitrijevic thinks that the Rolling Stones are “devil-inspired” and that John Lennon was “a fan of Lucifer”. He is the member of the far right Dveri movement – and the speaker at the #1od5million rally.
Imagine me in a stuffy little room, like some kitchenette-hut. The kitchen is chock-full of old ugly furniture, with the smell of fried eggs, onions, and that invariably rancid cooking oil lingering in the air…