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Communism would exit the world stage revealed for what it truly was fascism without fascism s ability to make the trains run on time I have read five of Robert Kaplan s books in the past few years and enjoyed them all He is the only writer I know who can combine insightful geopolitical observations with an informed sense of history and a travel writer s ability to bring people and places to life Balkan Ghosts though originally published in 1993 is still so popular that I was on a waiting list for six weeks before a copy became available at my local libraryThe book is remembered today for Kaplan s trenchant analysis of the deteriorating situation in Yugoslavia and the catastrophe he foresaw My visit to Yugoslavia was eerie precisely because everyone I spoke with locals and foreign diplomats alike was already resigned to big violence ahead Yugoslavia did not deteriorate suddenly but gradually and methodically step by step through the 1980s becoming poorer and meaner and hate filled by the year However as he points out in the introduction to this edition only a small part of the book deals with the rising tensions in Serbia Bosnia and Croatia The rest is spent in the other Balkan countries Albania Greece Macedonia Romania and BulgariaIn most of Europe the scars from the twentieth century s wars had finally healed by the 1990s I began my journey in Central Europe in Nuremberg and Dachau but there I felt almost nothing These places were museums they no longer lived and breathed fire Yugoslavia however was still haunted by the memory of the Nazi affiliated Ustashis a brutal Croat organization with its own death camps for Serbs and JewsWhile Ukrainians and others openly apologized for their actions against Jews during the Holocaust Croatian groups only issued denials The statistics on mass murder in Croatia were exaggerated I was told Weren t the Serbs also guilty of atrocities in World War II And weren t the remaining Jews in Croatia being treated well Undoubtedly these arguments had a certain validity What troubled me however was the Croats evident need to hide behind them as if a simple apology without ualifiers might delegitimate them as a nation Religion is the great divider of peoples in Yugoslavia Since Croats are ethnically indistinguishable from Serbs they come from the same Slavic race they speak the same language their names are usually the same their identity rests on their Roman Catholicism Outside forces have found it convenient to stoke the fires of conflict and intransigence to further their own ends The Vatican also bears its share of guilt The greatest stimulus to anti Serb feeling in Croatia always came from the Roman Catholic Church which much preferred the Catholic Croats to be under the rule of their fellow Catholic Austrians and Hungarians than to be outnumbered in a state dominated by the Eastern Orthodox Serbs who for historic religious reasons were psychologically aligned with the Bolshevist Russians Moving to Macedonia Kaplan found himself in the heart of the Balkan cauldronMacedonia from which Alexander the Great had set out to conuer the known world and where Spartacus had begun his slave revolt was a historical and geographical reactor furnace Here the ethnic hatreds released by the decline of the Ottoman Empire had first exploded forming the radials of twentieth century European and Middle Eastern conflict Macedonia was like the chaos at the beginning of timeIt was here that he recognized the issue at the heart of the simmering sense of aggrievement that he encountered throughout the Balkans Macedoniadefines the principal illness of the Balkans conflicting dreams of lost imperial glory Each nation demands that its borders revert to where they were at the exact time when its own empire had reached its zenith of ancient medieval expansion If the twentieth century truly got its start with the First World War the seeds of that war were planted in Macedonia Bulgarian financed guerrillas in Macedonia had triggered a revolution among young Turkish officers stationed there which then fanned throughout the Ottoman Empire this development in turn encouraged Austria Hungary to annex Bosnia inflicting on its Serbian population a tyranny so great that a Bosnian Serb would later assassinate the Habsburg Archduke and ignite World War I Romania in the 90s was just beginning to rebuild after the brutal incompetence of the Ceausescu regime Everything seemed worn out broken or polluted with a population starting to be hopeful about a better future but still mired in corruption and led by men who had changed their titles from communist to capitalist without changing their ambitions or methods Cruel ugly things throughout the Communist world factories in Romania seemed to belong to a deeper circle of hell barbed wire and concrete gated enclosures filled with mountains of coal garbage and rusted tractor carcasses all plastered with dried mud and desultorily picked over by the odd cow or sheep Traveling in Romania was often like inhabiting the pages of a Dostoevsky novel Like most of the other Balkan countries Romania once had a flourishing artistic and cultural legacy While the plain of Athens below the Parthenon not to mention Moldavia and Wallachia dozed under an Oriental Ottoman sleep Transylvania was proclaiming the Enlightenment with freedom and euality for both Catholics and Protestants William Penn was so impressed that he considered naming his American uaker colony Transylvania In Bulgaria Kaplan saw a country rent by its past The Balkans is a region of narrow visions and because the Bulgarians had suffered the most under the Turks their world view was narrower still After the communist takeover Bulgaria felt the need to prove its Socialist loyalties It is no accident that the plot to assassinate Pope John Paul II was planned there using their intelligence services to recruit a Turkish killerAs with the leaders of so many other communist countries loyalty and a willingness to commit unspeakable acts mattered than intelligence or competence Writing of Wilfred Burchett an idealistic Australian journalist and comparing him with Georgi Dimitrov who led Bulgaria from 1946 1949 until he had outlived his usefulness and Stalin had him murdered Kaplan writes Whatever bad there was in Burchett was bad only by accident But with Dimitrov and with Stalin too of course what was good was good only by accident Kaplan had lived in Greece for years and was most familiar with that country He includes an interesting description of life under populist leader Andreas Papandreou a warning for other Western democracies with ascendant populists Elected by appealing to people tired of the same old corrupt and ineffective politicians he proceeded to rule like a despot with bands of thugs to enforce his decisions and took corruption to a new level as he rewarded his friends and cronies with state largess The economy and social development of Greece were severely damaged and are still recovering Populism derails democracyGreece is also where East meets West and Kaplan does not forget its crucial place in history Classical Greece of the First Millennium BC invented the West by humanizing the East Greece accomplished this by concentrating its artistic and philosophical energies on the release of the human spirit on the individual s struggle to find meaning in the world Looking at the grim history and present chaos of the Balkans it is easy to see that this could have been the fate of Europe everywhere and we should remember the debt we owe to Ancient Greece This after all was the ultimate achievement of Periclean Athens and by extension of the West to breathe humanism compassion for the individual into the inhumanity of the East which was at that time emblemized by the tyrannies of ancient Egypt Persia and Babylonia This book is a classic and deservedly so In the years since Kaplan wrote it the Balkan counties have made progress but still lag far behind the rest of Europe Some governments are just covers for organized crime with no concern at all for their people The best and brightest of the younger generations flee to Western Europe and America as soon as they are able further retarding progress Balkan Ghosts shows us the often tragic occasionally heroic histories of these countries the contributions they made and the struggles they face By understanding their past we can better understand their present and can draw lessons for our own societies Les tuniques bleues , tome 51 : Stark sous toutes les coutures have read five of Robert Kaplan s books in the past few years and enjoyed them all He is the only writer I know who can combine insightful geopolitical observations with an informed sense of Osez la fellation hate filled by the year However as Vimanas - L'incroyable technologie des dieux however was still Vite et bien 1 - Niveaux A1/A2 - Livre CD - 2ème édition haunted by the memory of the Nazi affiliated Ustashis a brutal Croat 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    Robert D. Kaplan ´ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD [PDF/EPUB] (Balkan Ghosts) Calling this a travelogue doesn't excuse the abject ignorance that characterizes most of the book Period The fact that most positive responses seem to come from either people without first hand knowledge of the Balkans or

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Balkan Ghosts) REVIEW â MEDCA.XYZ ´ Robert D. Kaplan Robert D. Kaplan ´ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD First the positivesThe author was a very good writer and engaged in the subject He obviously cared a great deal for the subject having traveled and lived there extensively for many yearsNow the negativesGranted the premise of the book was the role of history on the development of current Balkan mindset and culture However

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Balkan Ghosts) An interesting portrayal of this tortured area of the meeting place between Europe Asia and Russia Even though it is now somewhat out of date it does provide insights of the developments of the 1980’s and early 1990’sThe general observations indicate backwardness and poverty in Romania Bulgaria Greece and what use to be Yugosl

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Balkan Ghosts) Robert D. Kaplan ´ 1 FREE DOWNLOAD There is very much an 'outsiders' perspective in many ways on the cultural turmoil of the region but the interviews he does with locals during his travels are really interesting If only the history pieces didn't seem to have some spin or editorial feel to them I think as I continue to read on the Balkans and former Yugos

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    [PDF/EPUB] (Balkan Ghosts) This is such a dense intense and wide ranging book that I fear unless I chop this review up into several pieces I won’t be able to do it any justice Robert Kaplan was one of the prominent members of the neocon faction that pushed for the Ira War in 2003 alongside such forgotten heroes as Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz Ah Richard Perle – no one knows him now but it was impossible to get on the internet in the early

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  • Balkan Ghosts
  • Robert D. Kaplan
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  • 12 August 2020
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