Category Archives: 4. SFR YUGOSLAVIA

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WE HAD A CLASSIC: Notes Defining Predrag Matvejević (2020, 10,700 words)

Japanese Slavic and East European Studies Vol.40. , 2020 A unit in 2 parts: 1/ A necrological look back at PM’s writings and how I encountered them as old friend, with stress on those written after the fall of SFR … Continue reading

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SPLENDOURS, MISERIES, AND POTENTIALITIES OF SOCIALIST YUGOSLAVIA: THE BERLIN THESES (2016, 10,150 words)

PART 1: 1. Why a Book about S.F.R. Yugoslavia; 2. 2: Accumulation and Its Discontents; 3. The Class Pyramid in SFRY; 4. The Ruling Class; 5. Political Contradictions; 6. The Singularities’ Hypothesis; 7. Periodisation of SFRY; 8. The Communist Party; … Continue reading

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TWO APPROACHES TO UNDERSTANDING SFR YUGOSLAVIA (2015, 5,800 words)

http://www.olioofficina.it/corso-italia-7/splendours-miseries-and-potentialities-of-socialist-yugoslavia-the-berlin-theses-1.htm, 2015 A resumé of my book Splendour, Misery, and Possibilities as 2015 lecture in form of theses. Part B is a Chronology of SFRY 1941-89.

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COMMUNISM CAN ONLY BE RADICAL PLEBEIAN DEMOCRACY: REMARKS ON THE EXPERIENCE OF S. F. R. YUGOSLAVIA AND ON CIVIL SOCIETY (2015, 13500 words)

International Critical Thought 6.2 (2016): 165-89., 2016 The essay is divided into approach and two parts plus a short summation. The approach poses the theme of nexus between communism and democracy as the only hope to oppose the present neo-fascist … Continue reading

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COMMUNICATING VESSELS: FORMS, POLITICS, HISTORY INTERVIEW WITH DARKO SUVIN (with Sezgin Boynik) (2014-15, 18,700 words)

INTERVIEW WITH DARKO SUVIN*                                                                 (18,700 words) By Sezgin Boynik, … Continue reading

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THE ECONOMICO-POLITICAL PROSPECTS OF BORIS KIDRIČ: A BETRAYED DISALIENATION (2011-14, 6,200 words)

Darko Suvin                                                                             … Continue reading

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