AW post in praise of decency shock
Marko Attila Hoare is an odd bloke. His espousal of the HJS worldview and his penchant for absurd diagrams sometimes invited ridicule. Likewise, his insistence on interpreting every event in world politics through the prism of the Balkans leads to bizarre conclusions: such as backing McCain over Obama. However, though highly-partisan, it is undeniable that he knows his stuff when it comes to the former Yugoslavia. I'm not sure that other writers at AW will agree with me about this, but I found his review (HP Sauce version) of a section of Richard Seymour's The Liberal Defence of Murder rather convincing. True, I think Marko (here and elsewhere) presents Seymour as being more pro-Milosevic than he really is. But Marko does establish that Seymour's sources are unreliable and that his emphases are perverse.