Saturday, July 26, 2008

Contrasts: Bucharest to Budapest

A medieval fortress on the banks of the Danube in Serbia

sits in direct contrast with this photo of a modern mall in Vukovar, Croatia, a town whose recent destruction is documented in some photos posted a few days ago.

The world we traveled through remains a puzzle. When I finish my second draft of my book at the end of August, I hope to crack open the book, Fool's Crusade: Yugoslavia, NATO and Western Delusions by Diana Johnstone. We shared a wonderful meal with the author in Paris, and I was quite taken with the history and theories she put forth. It might be useful to share the book with my students in my Art in a Time of War class.

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