Dhe Yugoslav wars of the 1990s are the primary catastrophe of the 21st century. They mark Europe’s last identity crisis before it entered the social media age. They have accelerated the emergence of new cultural contrasts and weakened the binding power of political parties to such an extent that unbounded and politically unrepresented milieus have emerged, the only common denominator of which is that they want to be mobilized continuously.
Today, we erroneously attribute the emergence of these milieus to large parts of the speed of the Internet and especially social media. But in reality, intellectual development was complete before social media was even invented, and that has a lot, if not a lot, to do with the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s: