Monday, September 14, 2009

"Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict" by Greenhaven Press [9]

Chapter 5: How Can Ethnic Conflict Be Prevented?

This final chapter is only related to Bosnia and the Balkans in the most general of ways, as all five essays are concerned with trying to find a general framework for dealing with all ethnic conflicts. Madeleine Albright weighs in with "Collective Security Can Prevent Ethnic Conflict", which if nothing else is a refreshing whiff of internationalism after the putrid stench of Rothbard's reductivist tribalism.

Her suggestion is probably the best of the bunch, but in the interests of wrapping this review up (and, frankly, I'm a little reluctant to give this volume any more time and attention after being forced to spend time with Murray Rothbard), I will leave it at that and move on to the next project.

If nothing else, this book is a sad reminder of how skewed and misinformed the debate over Bosnia and the fall of Yugoslavia was.

1 comment:

Srebrenica Genocide said...

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