Monday, 30 November 2009

Better under Tito?


When it comes to remembering golden ages we tend to forget that even then the grass probably looked greener somewhere else. Nevertheless there’s nothing like a good bit of nostalgia to take the edge off today’s hardships and disappointment. Perhaps it should come as no surprise to you to learn that on more than one occasion we’ve heard people make comments to the effect that life was better under Tito. Sure, he still has his critics but in our experience they are few and far between. A great many people, regardless of their background, have very fond memories of Yugoslavia.

And so when we had the opportunity to visit Jajce, where the decision to create a Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was agreed, on the anniversary of the big event we couldn’t pass it up. The video gives a glimpse inside the Anti-Fascist Council for the National Liberation of Yugoslavia Museum, the picture shows that there are still Partisans out there.

3 comments:

Postgate said...

Thanks! Michael Palin, in his programme about the 'New Europe' met lots of people who thought that where they lived, former Yugoslavia, Czech Rep., etc. was better 'before'

Ladka said...

... not taking into account that no society remains the same through decades and that Yugoslavia would not be the same "better" country even if it hadn't split up.

bathmate said...

who thought that where they lived, former Yugoslavia, Czech Rep., etc. was better 'before'
it is really good

Bathmate