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To Kill a Nation: The Attack on Yugoslavia Hardcover – 16 Feb 2001


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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Verso Books (16 Feb. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1859847765
  • ISBN-13: 978-1859847763
  • Product Dimensions: 19.9 x 14.5 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,507,269 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Prominent social critic Parenti pens a fierce, elegantly constructed elegy not just for the live sacrificed in the Balkan wars, but for concepts of national sovereignty and constitutionality, which appear to be lost to a corporate-sanctioned new world order. Extremely disturbing, but, for the brave, jolting and necessary reading."--"Kirkus Reviews"

"Thought-provoking ... Parenti makes compelling points about biased media coverage of Serbia."--"Publishers Weekly"

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Michael Parenti's books include "History as Mystery," " Against Empire," " America Besieged "and" Land of Idols. "His work has been translated into ten languages.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mikel on 7 May 2012
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This book about the destruction and war against Yugoslavia is a very good book. If you want to know the real causes and the effects of this war, you have a very entertaining reading, plenty of information and very well written.
I had big hopes and I have fulfilled all of them.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By tony*mach on 15 Oct. 2011
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During the break-up of Yugoslavia in the nineties we were subject to an highly emotional media coverage of several conflicts. As an result the image of an cruel Serbian aggressor has been deeply engraved into our memory. Michael Parenti has with this book taken up the difficult task of picking over the history of the last ten years of Yugoslavia, sorting through lies and propaganda, and shining a light on the involvement and motives of the West in this conflict.

During the trial of Milosevic we had to read that "Milosevic does not deserve a defense". It is symptomatic to the way the break-up of Yugoslavia was handled by both the media and political leaders in the West. From day one it was made clear that the Serbs are the culprits. No bold causation of atrocities was too big, as long as it was committed by the Serbs. The Serbs in their entirety and especially Milosevic were portrayed as guilty. And while the West was the prosecutor, investigator and finally executor in personal unification, the Serbs were not even allowed a defense.

Michael Parenti sorts through all the rubble created by media reports of hundreds of supposedly thousands of people killed in massacres (and then buried in mass-graves), supposedly hundreds of thousands of people in concentration camps, supposedly hundreds of thousands women kept in rape camps and other supposed monstrosities (as implanting a dog foetus into a woman) - all supposedly committed by the Serbs. It is now, over 10 years later, quite clear that these reports were astronomically inflated. Yes, there were despicable acts committed, yet with the sole exception of Sebrenica, these were isolated incidents, committed on par on all sides.
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Should you ever read just one book about the Yugoslavia wars , this is the one .
Parenti masters the methodology to ground the exposure of the systematic pack of lies , distortions and fabrications poured upon us by the MSM in a crescendo leading to the Kosovar Mafia State with its huge miltary base .
There are still ghettos in the heart of Europe ,( not Jews , they were the first ones to flee the " Liberation" of Kosovo ) but Serbs .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By ben halliday on 6 July 2014
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Necessary reading for all of those who were subjected to the propaganda of Nato/US/UK and their media stenographers.
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38 of 56 people found the following review helpful By N. Craig on 18 Jan. 2004
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In 14 years of reporting Yugoslavia neither BBC, ITN or any major newspaper has reported that Alia Izetbegovic (Bosnia's moslem leader) was a wartime supporter of Hitler or that he had publically said "there can be no peace or co-existence with non-moslems" or that Tudjman (our Croatian ally) had said "genocide is commanded by the word of the Almighty". Instead they have reported that Izetbegovic at least is a moderate multi-culturist & the Serbs are the bad guys.
This is an extremely well researched & extensively footnoted book giving, in detail, how we have been lied to over a decade & a half.
Future historians will treat the sources here as being vital in understanding not only this war but western media & government & the collapse of the rule of international law. These subjects cannot be understood without knowing how we have been deliberately lied to by our leaders so that they can literally get away with genocide.
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21 of 32 people found the following review helpful By makin on 25 Sept. 2006
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This excellent little book shows Parenti at his best.This writer is a breath of fresh air and an antidote to the propaganda and sheer rubbish trotted out by such 'left-wing' magazines like Red Pepper ,which supported the criminal violence documented by this spot-on little book.Even Chomsky was fooled by the massive propaganda-barrage put out in support of this war of aggression.The war against Yugoslavia was based on at least as much disinformation,half-truths,fabrication and downright lies as the aggression against first Afghanistan and then Iraq.It was sickening to watch the so-called 'liberal left' cave in to this barrage of bullshit and support the most criminal aggression Europe has seen since 1945. But not Parenti! Parenti does not allow the fact of a communist or formally communist government and society blind him to the propaganda manipulation of an entire layer of liberal opinion across Europe and the US in the service of an illegal aggression which,it turns out, was based on the same half-truths and smoke and mirrors as Dubya's 'war on terror'.It is wonderful to see Parenti stand up for truth, justice and international law when even Chomsky was taken in!
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18 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Alnista Capital Management Ltd on 9 Sept. 2002
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A brief yet excellent outline of the multitude of factors and players who have directly or indirectly contributed to the latest "Balkanisation." Mr Parenti writes in a clear style, principally using (US) media records to confirm and verify his comments.
Whatever the book may lack in in-depth analysis it makes up for in clarity. Seems a perfect medium for anyone interested in reading of an alternative version of what they have been presented in the Western press previously.
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