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A Paper House: The Ending of Yugoslavia Mark  Thompson

A Paper House: The Ending of Yugoslavia

Mark Thompson

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ISBN : 9780099212119
Paperback
356 pages
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Timely & incisive, A Paper House powerfully evokes what was once Yugoslavia & gives a cogent analysis of its violent disintegration, which has become headline news worldwide.In the summer of 1991, Yugoslavia died amidst a hail of clusterMoreTimely & incisive, A Paper House powerfully evokes what was once Yugoslavia & gives a cogent analysis of its violent disintegration, which has become headline news worldwide.In the summer of 1991, Yugoslavia died amidst a hail of cluster bombs & mortar rounds. The nation that had once boasted of forging a middle ground between Western capitalism & Eastern communism was unable to preserve its own existence. While two factions were willing to die for independence, two others were willing to die to keep the state together. The rest of the people were caught in the middle.But the catastrophe of 1991 had been in the making for decades. Its roots can be traced back to centuries-old conflicts over power & territory among the several nations that made up the former republic. Since 1987, Mark Thompson has lived & traveled thru Yugoslavia as it lurched ever deeper into crisis, investigating its politics, history & culture. From his encounters with politicians, writers, rock musicians, die-hard nationalists & famous ex-dissidents, as well as ordinary people on buses, trains & in pubs, hes written a profound personal account of this complex land.