Chronicles Magazine Foreign Affairs

Ghosts in the Graveyard

The bus from Budapest to Belgrade is full, and I am lucky to get a seat. We are a cosmopolitan lot. In addition to the two Americans, there are two Norwegian businessmen sitting across the aisle reading the Economist, a sprinkling of Hungarians...

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    The Yugoslav Mythology

    One must agree with Georges Sorel that political myths have a long and durable life. For 74 years the Yugoslav state drew its legitimacy from the spirit of Versailles and Yalta, as well as from the Serb-inspired pan-Slavic mythology.

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    Shades of White

    "Mankind is in crisis . . . a long crisis which began 300, .and in some places, 400 years ago, when people turned away from religion. . . . It is a crisis which led the East to Communism and the West to a pragmatic society. It is the crisis of...

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    The Zhirinovsky Phenomenon

    Vladimir Zhirinovsky, one of President Yeltsin's most formidable opponents, is not well known in the West. In the former Soviet Union, though, he is despised and feared by both political camps: the reformers and the "patriots."

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