Tag: Yugoslavia

The Sex-Crazed Poet Strongman Who (Briefly) Built an Empire

One hundred years ago this fall, a celebrity showman became a strongman. The womanizing, profligate Italian poet Gabriele d’Annunzio, who had become a hero of World War I by airdropping his own propagandistic poetry over Vienna, marched into the Hapsburg city of Fiume (now Rijeka in Croatia) and declared himself its leader. Fiume’s postwar status […]

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The Climate Activist and the Sea

Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist, represents many things to many factions in the fight to slow human-driven global warming. Some see her as a manipulated totem. Others, as a hero. I’m among those who see great value in Thunberg’s sharp prod to the status quo, though I see the greatest value in climate […]

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How Nationalism Can Destroy a Nation

Nationalism comes in many flavors — the ethnic and the civic, the religious and the secular, the right and the left. A century ago, Theodore Roosevelt’s New Nationalism called for inheritance taxes, a ban on corporate money in politics, workers’ compensation and a living wage. By contrast, the recent National Conservative Conference outlined a “new […]

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The Clinton Administration Did Not Fix the Balkans

Kosovo reached peak euphoria last week when Bill Clinton and Madeleine Albright descended on the capital Prishtina. The ceremony marked the anniversary of the 1999 NATO bombing that ended Serbia’s political crackdown on Albanians in the former province, and led to the eventual declaration of Kosovar independence in 2008. Brandishing American flags and clamoring for […]

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Rare Rides: The Extremely Sporty Yugo GVX From 1988

<img data-attachment-id="1675052" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/s-l1600.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,1030" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1988 Yugo GVX" data-image-description=" https://www.ebay.com/itm/1988-Yugo-GVX-/133052302373?_trksid=p2047675.m43663.l44720&nordt=true&rt=nc&orig_cvip=true ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/s-l1600-450×290.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/s-l1600-610×393.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1675052 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/s-l1600-610×393.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”393″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/s-l1600-610×393.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/s-l1600-75×48.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/s-l1600-450×290.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/s-l1600-768×494.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/s-l1600-120×77.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/s-l1600.jpg 1600w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Everyone’s heard of Yugo — the Yugoslavian brand that tried to shift cheap cars on North American shores […]

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