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The Rising of Croatia

Marcus Tanner— The long rule of the Turks over most of Croatia came to a sudden end in the 1680s. Responsibility for the conflict fell squarely on the Turks. In 1683 the Sultan’s Grand Vizier, Kara Mustafa, decided to revive the tradition of conquest of the previous century. Marching an

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Sneak peek: Contingent Beauty: Contemporary Art from Latin America

The recent coverage of artist Ai Weiwei’s planned use of Legos in an artwork about free speech to be included in the exhbition “Andy Warhol / Ai Weiwei” at the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia (book forthcoming early next year) has sensitized us to other examples of the play blocks’

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Escaping the War in Cyclops

In his semi-autobiographical Cyclops, Croatian author Ranko Marinković relates the experiences of a young man in Zagreb who starves himself in order to avoid combat in World War II.

Death of a Monster

Slobodan Milosevic, the former Serbian leader who was on trial for crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague, died in his prison cell on Saturday, apparently from a heart attack. Known in the U.S. as “the butcher of the Balkans,” Milosevic orchestrated a decade of violence

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