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Kada ćeš se povući, Hasane?

Zlatko Hasanbegović, Croatian Minister of Culture, is dragged ever deeper into the quagmire of neofascism he created for himself. A new video has surfaced that appears to corroborate previous media revelations about his sympathies with the Ustaša regime and his involvement with... weiterlesen →

The Teflon Man

Zlatko Hasanbegović, Croatian Minister of Culture, seems to be made of teflon. More than a week after being exposed as a neofascist he is still in power. There are no indications he intends to resign anytime soon. Prime Minister Tihomir Orešković... weiterlesen →

Shadows From The Past

The scandal around openly fascist statements made by Croatian Minister of Culture Zlatko Hasanbegović sheds new light on Croatian society's struggle to deal with the country's past and the genocide committed against Serbs, Jews and Gypsies by its fascist regime... weiterlesen →

The French Connection Or: The Language Thing Pt V

Part V of a series on observations on those minor linguistic differences in the language formerly known as Serbocroatian. And how a language is being inventend for political purposes. There is only one reliable scientific definition on when a dialect can be considered a... weiterlesen →

The Day Music Lost Its Innocence

Nationalists don't just steal people's lives and whatever money they can get their hands on. Most of all they steal history and culture. They hijack and destroy it. One example is my favorite song from Ex-Yugoslavia. People here aren't just... weiterlesen →

Impressions From Zagreb

There definitely are worse off places on the Balkans than Zagreb. A few impressions from a short trip I took in late April. Trg Kralja Tomislava with the statue of King Tomislav, first king of Croatia. Unlike in many other... weiterlesen →

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