as i type this, i'm getting ready for a political science final. i'm reading a lot of hobbes. personally, i think that hobbes's ideas go downhill after man leaves the state of nature.
the balkans are having an equally difficult time emerging from the state of nature.
as i see it, there is a hidden story to the balkans. its full of adventure and excitement. you don't see the full story in the news.
some news stories cover events. these events are often fragmented, seperated from the ideas that inspired those events.
other news stories, like this one, cover ideas. seperated from the events that shaped them. seperated from the events that are to come.
this information reflects reality but it also shaping a new reality. its not even subtle. i want to know, is it effective? how progressive has the balkans become, honestly?