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5.0 out of 5 stars Indispensible account of Yugoslavia's destruction as it happened, 1 Feb. 2014
This review is from: The Destruction of Yugoslavia: Tracking the Break-up 1980-92: Tracking the Break-up, 1980-90 (Paperback)
This is one of the best books produced on the destruction of Yugoslavia as it took place. Branka Magas was one of very few writers working on Yugoslavia during the 1980s and who knew the country thoroughly from the inside. As a result, she was able to produce insights that no-one else in Britain was able to produce at the time. Her first chapter on Kosovo is an excellent example of this. Although her work was limited to small, left-wing journals, she was able to produce work that none of the larger papers or periodicals could match, as she was not, as most were, limited to Belgrade and to the reports of the Belgrade press during the crisis of 1981. Rather, she understood why the Albanians were unhappy and how that discontent developed, something that other British writers found very difficult to manage. A particularly valuable part of the book is where she charts her disappointment with some of her fellow-Marxists associated with the Praxis group who had turned from a critical, humanist, Yugoslav Marxism towards a narrow, Serbian nationalism sponsored by a regime that would lead the Serbian people into four disastrous wars.
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