Self-Censorship Via Separation in Serbian Media

When I started this post I intended to write a a straightforward criticism of B92, known for years as a bastion of independent journalism in Serbia, for meekly succumbing to the pressures of Serbia’s increasingly inhospitable media environment and engaging in blatant…

Sanguinity & Syriza

Everybody and their mother’s managed to offer a view on Syriza’s recent election triumph and in the interest of not being left out, here’s mine: I am, for the moment, still fairly sanguine. The Troika has reiterated its refusal to consider…

We Live in a Material World

Spend enough time reading about things, especially in an academic context, and it doesn’t become all that hard to slowly assemble a model of the world comprised mostly of abstractions.* Changes in the global daily volume of oil production are…

Has the Quality of Decision Making Improved?

The question posed above, or some form of it anyway, occurred to me towards the end of last year while I was – well, I wish I could remember what I was doing when I thought of it; probably I…

The Kosovo Chronicles, Volume III

Today we bring you yet another installment (see here and here for previous iterations) chronicling Serbian politicians’ refusal to acknowledge to the Serbian population that Kosovo is, in fact, an independent country and that it will never again be part…

Dear John…

…are you fucking kidding me? The John in question here is John Brennan, current Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. And below are some things that he said in a news conference late last year, in the aftermath of the…

Six Months of Silliness

Regular readers (I use the phrase, but you may not be actually able to find that kind of beast in the wild) have been no doubt saddened by our failure to maintain a weekly diet of Sunday Funday posts. I…