The Opinion page article "The US Is Half Right on Yugoslavia," June 22, brings the following thoughts to the mind of an American-Slovenian.
First, the word Yugoslavia describes not a people but a region, "Southslavia." There are no Yugoslavs. There are Croats, Slovenes, Serbs, Macedonians, Montenegrins, etc., living in the region.
Also, the United States has a responsibility toward the South Slav people because in 1918 it helped establish the union called Yugoslavia. This policy was thought up by conniving politicians and Croat and Slovene idealists, but was never agreed to by a majority of the people. The US cannot now shake off involvement with the cold attitude: "not in our national interest."
Serb aggression with brute force cannot and should not lead to civilized agreements between unequal parties. Hilda Prpic, Cleveland, Ohio
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