John Laughland is an intelligent if provocative writer-historian who has an unfortunate mania about disproving the myriad links between the Milosevic regime and the war in Bosnia. I just reviewed his new book ‘A History of Political Trials’ for the Sunday Telegraph.
He raises some interesting points about the new field of international criminal justice and its various anomalies, but the book is marred by his Slobo-philia. This admiration for a man who deliberately ignited four wars in the Balkans – albeit with some help from Croatia’s Franjo Tudjman and the KLA – is very strange.
I wonder where it comes from?