Saturday, March 11, 2006


Slobodan Milosevic is dead. I went to Belgrade in 2004 and found it to be a remarkably cosmopolitan city full of relatively friendly people and tasty cheese. The only potentially off notes were displays in the history museum, which focused on battles with non-Serbs to the exclusion of all else, and the wall-to-wall SLOBO posters in the subway exits. I wasn't able to tell if the sentiment they expressed was broadly held or if it was more of fringe position, a la "Free Mumia" in the U.S. There didn't seem to be a diplomatic way to ask anyone.
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