I’ve struggled for a long time maintaining a belief in the “left” after the Balkan wars in which self proclaimed leftists defended Milosevic and the genocidal nationalist Serbs. Serbia has always been expansionist and genocidal and staunchly a theocratic and ethnocentric culture and society. If you are not an Orthodox Slav you can be killed raped or treated like dirt. The brief respite that was Yugoslavia under Tito was an anomaly.
Thank you for your excellent piece.