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Yugoslav Tragedy
Lessons for Socialists

By Michael Barratt Brown
November 1996
ISBN: 0-85124-590-0
81 pages, 6 x 8 1/2"
$53.50 paper original

Michael Barratt Brown worked with the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration in Yugoslavia, mainly in Bosnia, from 1944 to 1947, and has regularly visited the country since then. In this book, he has drawn upon this long experience and his many contacts from former Yugoslavia to dispel some of the myths about the tragic events of the last six years and to draw some lessons for socialists. The myths which he challenges are first that the whole tragedy was just a final eruption of a long history of inter-ethnic violence, second that it was simply a case of aggression by Great-Serbia European collapse of totalitarian communism, fourth that the particular Yugoslav form of communist self-management led to irreconcilable divisions between different sections and regions of the country.

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