Category Archives: Serbia

THE OLDEN DAYS

In 1952, Irving Raskin, a theatrical agent and a scratch golfer with a gambler’s nerves of steel, was accused of a grave breach of the rules of amateur golf: He had represented himself as an amateur when in fact he … Continue reading

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ORDERS FROM A SERBIAN LAKE

This year there is absolutely no rational reason to subject yourself to taking orders from corporate bosses and bankers, with their mostly absurd, often gruesome distortions and exploitations of what started off as a wonderful democratic republic. In previous years, … Continue reading

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IN KOSOVO A STATELY PLEASURE DOME

It was raining and drizzling here in New York City. What can I do for you? I’m here for my flu shot. Sorry, no more flu vaccine. But your office called and confirmed my appointment. They didn’t say there was … Continue reading

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VOJISLAV SESELJ NO THREAT TO DAMNED GOOD SALARIES

In my dreams it’s never light. It’s always dusk or twilight. There are many people, some I know and a lot more I don’t. Cars, airports, dark roads and rain, peculiar apartments that seem small at first but turn out … Continue reading

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Take This Doc and Shove It

Bloomberg Business Week ran a piece on Wednesday on the European Union’s questionnaire to Serbia on reforms it needs to make to be eligible for membership in the European Union. Shame on the president of Serbia for his response. Shame … Continue reading

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The Excitement of Insulting Serbia

United States Secretary of State Hilary Clinton visited Serbia in October and told urged Serbia to come to terms with the independence of Kosovo, its ethnic-Albanian former province. What if Nicolas Maduro Moros, the foreign minister of Venezuela visited the … Continue reading

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Serbia Needed Say

In September, The New York Times ran a piece on Europe’s failure to arrest the Serbian general Ratko Mladic, “Europe’s most wanted war-crimes suspect.” For sheer vicious anti-Serb prejudice, the  key words in the story say it all: “mass murder,” … Continue reading

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