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Hope, Arkansas to Hope, Albania: Naivete and Idealism to Reality and Tragedy

B. C. Bennett

Puni tekst: engleski pdf 57 Kb

str. 27-34

preuzimanja: 392



The wars in Croatia, Bosnia and Kosovo were perpretrated by a radical nationalist Serbian cultural political consciousness that the American cultural political consciousness and leadership had difficulty responding to and understanding. There is a great cultural divide between a ‘pathology’ in Serbian culture, Milošević’s radical nationalism, and a humane ‘naivete’ in American cultural consciousness. I discuss why, finally, American political leadership, Bill Clinton from Hope, Arkansas, responded to the tragedy of these wars. However, we are still left with the question of good vs evil: What is the course of human history; psychotic political leadership causing repetitive human tragedy or can there be a higher humane and moral order to human cultural events?

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