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NYFCC winners announced!

So yesterday, the members of the NYFCC, yours truly included, sat down in a windowless room and voted. At one point I murmured, “Jesus, this has been a really strong year.” And it really has, but not until I saw … Continue reading

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The Books: “Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History” (Robert Kaplan)

My history bookshelf. Onward. Next book on this shelf is called Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History by Robert Kaplan. This was the book that launched Robert Kaplan’s career- although he had been writing books and articles for Atlantic Monthly … Continue reading

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Macedonia

20th century wars The First Balkan War: 1912. Serbia, Greece, and Bulgaria teamed up to fight the Turks and liberate Macedonia. This war ended with Turkey’s influence dissolving. Serbian troops occupied Skopje (the capital of Macedonia, which, to this day, … Continue reading

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Macedonia

The Young Turks I knew that choosing Macedonia to focus on for one week would be rather confronting. The fascination Macedonia holds for me so far does not equal a ton of knowledge (as opposed to, say, my fascination with … Continue reading

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Macedonia, Again

Competing claims I have two passages on Macedonia (and the wider world of the Balkans) to share from Roberrt Kaplan’s influential book Balkan Ghosts. As I said yesterday, my understanding of the Macedonian situation is tenuous, at best, and I … Continue reading

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Macedonia: IMRO

IMRO, terrorist group Macedonia is the birthplace of terrorism in the 20th century. After the Second Balkan War in 1913, parts of Macedonia were stolen from Bulgaria by Serbia and Greece. Very shortly following the end of the war, a … Continue reading

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Macedonia

Intro I will focus on Macedonia for a couple of days. I think I am ready for the challenge. To me, Macedonia reminds me of those very very difficult math problems we had to work on in high school. I … Continue reading

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