Heavenly Serbia: From Myth to Genocide
NYU Press, 1999 M03 1 - 256 pages
As violence and turmoil continue to define the former Yugoslavia, basic questions remain unanswered: What are the forces behind the Serbian expansionist drive that has brought death and destruction to Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo? How did the Serbs rationalize, and rally support for, this genocidal activity?
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An independent scholar living in Washington, DC, Anzulovic interprets Serbia's violent history as a consequence of historical legacies: Saint Sava's mystical identification of the church and nation ... Read full review
Taking the tragic history of the Balkans into consideration, I guess a certain level of prejudice and resentment toward the neighboring ethnic group – the Serbs, should be somewhat expected from a Croatian author. However, Anzulovic goes way beyond the expected. By using the well-known clichés of the modern war propaganda, the author dares to accuse the entire nation and its Eastern Orthodox Church of collective insanity and inferiority. Anzulovic’s far-fetched conspiracy theories would definitely put any anti-Semitic pamphlets from the Nazi era to shame. To make the long story short, whether you are interested in some in-depth studying of the main sources of toxic chauvinism in the Balkans or if you are simply interested in reading hateful rants written by a Croatian quasi historian to support your pathological hatred of the Serbs, Heavenly Serbia is a perfect book for you.