Laura Silber is a reporter for the Financial Times and the coauthor of Yugoslavia: Death of a Nation. (November 1997)


Radio Free Yugoslavia

Last winter Serbian opposition leaders called on Slobodan Milosevic to respect their parties’ victories in the local elections held in November. Milosevic ignored them, and announced that the politicians loyal to him would remain in office. Night after night protesting crowds assembled in Belgrade chanting “Democracy.” While the government stations …