Tuesday, March 14, 2006

No sympathy for Slobo

'He went from apparatchik to supreme power, and though he rode a tide of religious and xenophobic fervour, it is quite thinkable that he never really cared about the totems and symbols that he exploited. In office and in the dock, he embodied the banality of evil. In the excellent 1995 book The Death of Yugoslavia, written by Laura Silber and Allan Little, and in the fine BBC TV series that accompanied it, you can actually see the petty tactics and cynical opportunism that he employed like a sluggish maggot at the heart of the state that just keeps eating remorselessly away...' More / Milosevic 'took the wrong drugs'


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