Tag Archives: Serbia

Political Idiot Diary, 2o years later

Irvine california panel, GLOBALISATION of the BALKANISATION Misha Glenny, Jasmina Tesanovic

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Passports and Nobels

Boing Boing My life-long work of performance art is to somehow maintain my original passport: notwithstanding the life and opportunities of a techno-nomad. I used to have a proper passport from the “Socialist Federation Republic of Yugoslavia,” and a fine, … Continue reading

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Refugees, Belgrade

-You can’t tell who is craziest: the refugees, the police or those women, said a local shopkeeper.  He made a cross over his chest, to express his sincere Serbian bewilderment. He had just witnessed ten shabby Afghan and Syrian refugees … Continue reading

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Fake Briton

I am a fake Briton: in elementary and high school, for twelve years of my education, I attended offshored British schools.     We kids spoke English and were all colonial youth, an army of us educated by young Oxford … Continue reading

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My Mother Today Would Have Been 89

My Mother from My Life Without Me Where was I when it all started? In the hospital, some fifty years ago, but not in the delivery ward, where most children get their umbilical cords cut.  No, I was in the … Continue reading

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Women Who Loot

Chapter from My Life Withut Me October 5th, 2000, a historical day for Serbia. Where was I? The invisible? I was on BBC, CNN, local TV etc… All day, every hour, with the subtitle: citizens looting the Serbian parliament. Yes, … Continue reading

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Hacking History

The Three Sisters of Gavrilo Princip, Hacking History, or, Don’t Follow the Principles On 28 June 1914, Gavrilo Princip assassinated in Sarajevo the Austrian Archiduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria ( heir to the throne) and his wife Sofia. This act … Continue reading

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