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Kosovo – proizvodnja mita o 1987
The Kosovo – The Production of the 1987 Myth

Author(s): Mile Bjelajac
Subject(s): History
Published by: Nova srpska politička misao
Keywords: Serbia; Kosovo; Yugoslavia; disintegration; 1987; manipulation; ethnic cleansing;

Summary/Abstract: This abstract maintains that public speech is full of rigid and one-dimensional opinions about the origins of the Kosovo crisis towards the end of the 20th century. Such opinions have recently been firmly adhered to by part of the international community which supports Albanian ultimatum according to which the only solution likely to bring peace to the region is an independent Kosovo and Metohija. As the consequence of internal clashes in Serbia, while still fighting Milo{evi}’s regime, controversial qualifications were being used with same intensity and equal amount of bias. Such political speech has entered academic literature to a large extent. Part of scientific community has produced an “intellectual orthodoxy” which, deliberately or non-deliberately, supports or abuses the “Albanian issue”. There are, however, few scrupulous and well-informed researchers whose findings are in sharp contrast with the existing cliché whereby “everything started in 1987”, and according to which Serbia wanted to establish great Serbian hegemony in Yugoslavia, the Albanian community was stripped off of all rights, and plans were being made for their mass ethnic cleansing.

  • Issue Year: 13/2006
  • Issue No: 01+04
  • Page Range: 235-263
  • Page Count: 27
  • Language: Serbian