About Andrew Wachtel
Andrew Wachtel is director of the Center for International and Comparative Studies at Northwestern University, Chicago. Among his books are Making a Nation, Breaking a Nation: Literature and Cultural Politics in Yugoslavia (Stanford University Press, 1998) and Remaining Relevant after Communism: The Role of the Writer in Eastern Europe (Chicago University Press, 2005).
Articles by Andrew Wachtel
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Mandela: the global icon
If the current situation in the western Balkans were to be described using the vocabulary of a weather forecaster, the word unsettled would come immediately to mind. While at first glance, things look fairly calm with only scattered clouds visible, there is a serious risk of violent thunderstorms accompanied by potentially destructive winds, particularly in the central and southern regions.