During the four decades of "the building of socialism" in the former
Yugoslavia there had been formulated more economic theories of
socialism than in all the other self-proclaimed "socialist" countries
of Eastern Europe and elsewhere. Dragan Draca explains the bureaucratic
motives behind this to justify every U-turn in economic policy during
(February 23, 2002) This is the English version of the Serbo-croatian
original ZABLUDE PROŠLOSTI
published by the Yugoslavian Marxist website Pobunjeni
A Yugoslav Marxist student looks at the achievements of state education under the old Titoist regime and compares it to today’s level of education as the whole system is being gradually privatised. Although marred by the bureaucratic deformations of the old Titoist regime, it did show the potential that exists from having a fully state run system. What would have been possible if there had been genuine socialism and workers’ democracy in Yugoslavia? And what does the future hold for the present and future generations of students in the former Yugoslav republics as the greedy hand of capitalism slowly but surely begins to strangle what was good in the old system?
Just after the assassination of the Serbian Prime Minister, Zoran Djindjic,
a Marxist in Belgrade sent us this report and analysis. Djindjic certainly had
many enemies and our correspondent looks at each one of them. This event
reflects the mess that the transition to capitalism has created in the former
Yugoslavia. FromPobunjeni Um Editorial Board.