Why poetry?

When my mother was very old and in a nursing home, she surprised me one day towards the end of her life by asking me if I still wrote poetry. When I blurted out that I still do, she stared at me…

The sovereign

Aleksandar Vucic became the new president of Serbia, but also, in a sense, the theorist of his own political system. The cover of the last issue of Nedeljnik shows A. Vucic playing chess with himself…

Phantom of Bujanovac

Ivica Dacic said that the only reason Jonuz Musliu won’t be “arrested” is the fact that Aleksandar Vucic “makes sure that his actions don’t cause additional damage or turn Musliu into a victim”.

Lex Croatia

The difference between a multimillionaire in France or Sweden and Ivica Todoric in Croatia is the fact that they have to obey their laws, while in Croatia the laws have to obey Ivica Todoric.

Election dialectics

Opposition is not only a competition to the regime, but also a guarantee of its legitimacy. Elections not controlled by the opposition are no longer a legitimate expression of the citizens’ will.

Keep it weak

This very moment, the opposition should start preparing for the Belgrade elections. And the first item in these preparations should be the analysis of the presidential election which has just ended.

A Marxian fable

At one time, I found it useful to think in terms of Marx’s dictum: from each according to their abilities, to each according to their needs. Start with Plato, not altogether literally…