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Laura Silber Discusses the Yugoslav War.

Balkans correspondent for the Financial Times, Laura Silber. She's the co-author of the new book, The Death of Yugoslavia (TV Books/Penguin, with Allan Little). In the book they look at the decisions that led to war. They write that Yugoslavia did not die a "natural death" that it was "deliberately and systematically killed off by men who had nothing to gain and everything to lose from a peaceful transition from state socialism and one-party rule to free-market democracy." There is also a accompanying TV documentary series to the book.

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Other segments from the episode on February 12, 1996

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 12, 1996: Interview with Laura Silber; Interview with Simon Callow.

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