Sontag in Sarajevo
Her Godot in Sarajevo did answer some of Sontag’s essential questions about the usefulness of modern art. It did not save the boy on the bike whom Leibovitz photographed. Nor did it usher in military intervention. But she found a way to offer everything she had.
September 9, 2019
Balkan Poison, Revisited
As human rights groups prepare for cases which might be brought when the war in Syria ends, the last few weeks have brought some stark results from the Balkan wars of the 1990s. As it happens, the recent verdicts in The Hague have coincided with a series of stunning new films about the wars made in the region.
April 6, 2016
The surprise arrest in northern Serbia of Ratko Mladic, the Bosnian Serb general believed to be behind the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, is very good news. As one mother, whose son was killed in Srebrenica, said on Serbian TV, “Justice is slow, but it does come.” The big question is why the Serbian government waited so long to arrest him.
May 26, 2011