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By Slavenka Drakulic

"Who have been they? traditional humans such as you or me—or monsters?” asks across the world acclaimed writer Slavenka Drakulic as she units out to appreciate the folks at the back of the awful crimes devoted through the battle that tore aside Yugoslavia within the Nineties. Drawing on firsthand observations of the rigors, in addition to on different assets, Drakulic portrays the various participants accused of homicide, rape, torture, ordering executions, and extra in the course of some of the most brutal conflicts in Europe within the 20th century, together with former Serbian president Slobodan Miloševic; Radislav Krstic, the 1st to be sentenced for genocide; Biljana Plavšic, the single girl accused of conflict crimes; and Ratko Mladic, now in hiding. With readability and emotion, Drakulic  paints a wrenching portrait of a rustic needlessly torn aside.

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