The Balkans in Rightwing Mythology

The ideas that became socially acceptable with the rise of Serbian nationalism in the 1980s soon found their concrete political implementation. What emerged was an ideological cocktail of racism, demographic panic, conspiratorial paranoia, and revanchism that ultimately proposed an urgent need for action against an allegedly existential threat.

“Antifa is indispensable.”

We knew even before the NSU that neo-Nazis don’t shy away from killing people. Violence is part of their ideology. Writing “Jena is colorful” on the streets with chalk is nice, but not enough. Nazi activity has to be confronted, and limits imposed.

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