Why did disastrous floods in the Balkans fail to capture Western attention? Téa Obreht explains: http://nyr.kr/1hbpplU
“The Western world continues to hold the Balkans at arm’s length, as though its scattered nations were a clutch of badly behaved children that won’t be allowed back to the grown-ups’ table until they have served an adequate timeout.”
Above: Flood waters cover the village of Gunja, in eastern Croatia, in May. Photograph by Davor Javorovic/Pixsell/AP.