Monumental Politics: The Spomenici of Former Yugoslavia
Join us for a Wilson Quarterly event with author and contributor, Donald Niebyl.
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The Fall 2020 issue of The Wilson Quarterly examined how history is intertwined with politics. And there are few better examples of this mingling of past and present than the abstract monuments to key events of the Second World War built from the 1960s through the 1980s in Marshal Josip Broz Tito's Yugoslavia. Join us for a discussion of how these "spomenici" were designed and built in a soft totalitarian state -- and how they have endured and survived through civil wars and the break-up of former Yugoslavia.