Paul Hockenos is a writer and political analyst living in Berlin. He is the author of Free to Hate: The Rise of the Right in Post-Communist Eastern Europe, and his articles and commentaries on Central Europe and the Balkans have appeared in World Policy Journal, The New Statesman and Society, The Nation, and The Christian Science Monitor, as well as many other periodicals. From 1997 to 1999 he worked in Bosnia and Herzegovina for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe.
Exile Patriotism and the Balkan Wars
Over the last ten years, many commentators have tried to explain the bloody conflicts that tore Yugoslavia apart. But in all these attempts to make sense of the wars and ethnic violence, one crucial factor has been overlooked—the fundamental...