[L-I] World Bank View of Serbia

Stephen E Philion philion at SPAMhawaii.edu
Tue Oct 3 17:56:34 MDT 2000


I see, so you mean the world bank view these days is anti-US and
anti-Milosevic?



Stephen Philion
Lecturer/PhD Candidate
Department of Sociology
2424 Maile Way
Social Sciences Bldg. # 247
Honolulu, HI 96822


On Mon, 2 Oct 2000, Xxxx Xxxxx Xxxxxx wrote:

>
> Yeah, Milonovic is a " sincere humane reformer", to cite a pundit!
>
> anti-US and anti-Milosovic:)
>
> Xxxx
>
>
> Stephen E Philion wrote:
>
> > This is a World Bank view or the view of one  economist who is associated
> > with the WB in some kind of capacity or another. There is a difference,
> > no?
> >
> > Stephen Philion
> > Lecturer/PhD Candidate
> > Department of Sociology
> > 2424 Maile Way
> > Social Sciences Bldg. # 247
> > Honolulu, HI 96822
> >
> > On Mon, 2 Oct 2000, Xxxx Xxxxx Xxxxxx wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > This is a World Bank view of Serbia in response to my posting of
> > > Choussudovsky's article on IPE network, so please be warned and read
> > > accordingly.
> > >
> > > Xxxx
> > >
> > >
> > > ***Milonovic wrote (development economist at World Bank:)
> > >
> > > It is sad to see again smart people like Professor Chossudovsky fall
> > > into the same trap into which "the useful idiots" of Stalinism fell into
> > > in the 1930's. The dislike of capitalism did not morally allow one to
> > > defend mass slaughter of people and Stalin's extermination policies.
> > > Similarly, the critique of the last year's US aggression against
> > > Yugoslavia does not mean that one must subscribe to the policies of Mr.
> > > Milosevic. Most people in Serbia today are both anti-NATO and
> > > anti-Milosevic, including most famously Mr. Kostinica who just won the
> > > election. Regretably, many people in the West--on both sides of the
> > > political spectrum--have trouble understanding that one can be against
> > > both. In that simplistic view of the world, Prof. Chossudovsky rejoins
> > > other luminaries such as Mrs. Albright.
>
> --
>
> Xxxx Xxxxx Xxxxxx
> PhD Student
> Department of Political Science
> SUNY at Albany
> Nelson A. Rockefeller College
> 135 Western Ave.; Milne 102
> Albany, NY 12222
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