One last push and I'm done
Recently there have been a lot of interesting stories that under normal circumstances I would have felt compelled to write about. There was the Channel 4 documentary on Kosovo which really got me worked up. The ancient Serbian symbol of a cross and four C's (standing for only unity can save the Serbs), found on virtually every Serbian flag ever, was referred to as a supremacist symbol. Serb school children and teachers were asked provocative questions, mainly along the lines of 'Why don't you make an effort to fit in and learn Albanian?' Oh and a gypsy was portrayed as a Serb, and an Albanian flag was referred to as a 'Kosovan' flag, when no such flag exists. To call the reporter clueless would be generous.
Then there was the arrest of a Mladic aide in Bosnia. When I initially saw the headline I thought Mladic himself had been caught. As it is he's still free, thank God. I hope he's tucked away safely in some remote monastery.
I have been sent some excellent material recently and intend to publish it when I'm done with exams. I will be done in exactly 10 days time. Until then there will, in all likelihood, be blog silence as I make one last big push on the academic front. I want to give it everything I have, not spend the summer wondering whether I could have been more productive or obtained better results. My fellow contributor is burdened with even more important commitments than I am, and does not currently have regular access to a computer. God willing, we will make amends for the recent scarcity of posts in the future. Until then God bless everyone...