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Journalist Misha Glenny leaves no stone unturned (and no failed state unexamined) in his excavation of criminal globalization.
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It seems to me that inequality is the unalienable, built-in part of our existence. Is it also necessary? May be. I.V.
As a young teenager growing up on the Adriatic coast, I watched these amazing speedboats enter the harbor every single day. I watched Italians and their Montenegrin ‘colleagues’ with kilos of gold around their necks. Some of those that we’d see one night in a bar would end up being killed the day after. We don’t know why, we don’t know how, nobody knows who did it. We’re still investigating. Couple of kilometers down the road, we were involved in a war with our neighbors. We kids didn’t need to create more excitement. Playing hide and seek wasn’t difficult either, as there would be electricity restrictions every day and the whole cities would be pitch dark.Long live the sovereign of Montenegro, Milo Djukanovic, and his criminal buddies! Long live the hipocrisy of Western politicians who rarely objected! Long live the Montenegrin people, who would be happy when one of the speedboats would turn over, so they could pick packs of cigarettes to resell. Long live misery! War is peace! Freedom is slavery! Ignorance is strength!