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by PopMatters Staff
by Chris Carroll
National Geographic (August 2009)

“Unity is a quest that has brought the Serbs into harsh conflict with their neighbors in the Balkan ethnic patchwork and with the wider world. Today they are often viewed as the primary aggressors in the bloody wars of the 1990s that dismembered Yugoslavia. With many impli­cated in crimes against humanity—including ethnic cleansing and genocide in the war in Bosnia—Serbs heatedly protest that the West singles them out for special vilification while overlooking similar crimes perpetrated against them. They face a vexing question: What can Serbian unity mean in 21st-century Europe?”


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