Monday, June 19, 2006

I found this interview with genocide denier Diane Johnstone on the Serbian nationalist webiste Serbianna:

Diane Johnstone and Boba Borojevic Play Hot Potato With the Truth

The entire site is something of a treasure trove of Serbian nationalist revisionism, propaganda, implicit Islamophobia, and of course a healthy dose of outright lying. This interview, conducted by Boba Borojevic, is an instructive demonstration of the power that tribalism can hold over members of the group even in the 21st Century. Ms. Borojevic is apparantly an educated academic, living in Canada, yet none of this cosmopolitan background can overcome the logic of tribal identification and collective identity. Borojevic, like all ultranationalists, simply cannot conceive an identity separate from a group; not only for herself, but for anyone. There are not individuals in the world, only Serbs, Muslims, etc.

If you haven't been to this website before, I invite you to look around awhile, check out the links and other featured columnists. Quite instructive.

An analysis of this interview is coming soon. Just wanted to get this up.


Owen said...

Sadly being an educated academic is no guarantee against being a genocide supporting bigot.

Perhaps the authenticity of the following has to be treated with caution, but nevertheless:

"The ‘international community’ thinks that, because I speak English well and have taught Shakespeare at American universities I am somehow different that Karadzic or Krajisnik," Koljevic added. "That’s nonsense. I believe in the same things as Karadzic or Krajisnik."

Kirk Johnson said...

Thanks for the link.

Srebrenica Genocide said...

I would like to thank both of you for standing against genocide denial. Owen and Kirk, you might want to add me to your MSN, I will send you email.