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Serbia's Secret War: Propaganda and the Deceit of History
An entire piece of Serbian history is missing. And in the middle of the latest Yugoslav war—Europe's worst blood bath since World War II—Serbian politicians, propagandists, and revisionist historians have made a cynical attempt at replacing the missing piece by rewriting the Holocaust record: Serbs were not Nazi collaborators in genocide, but purely victims of the same ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published November 1st 1996 by Texas A&M University Press
(first published May 1996)
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A hack history of the Balkans and one-sided condemnation of Serbia that is just as valid as the Protocols of the Elders of Zion. This book influenced Richard Holbrooke's already muddled perspective of the region. Cohen was trained as a dentist and dermatologist when he indulged in the writing of this mythology. Like all mythologies, this tract has just enough factual touchstones to make it seem as if the entire thesis is sound. Sadly, once a narrative becomes a cultural palimpsest by writing ...more