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Diana Johnstone

 Johnstone on European fascists: Johnstone describes the 2nd-generation French neo-fascist Marine Le Pen as "basically on the Left." Johnstone is one confused person. April 24, 2012

Chomsky, The Guardian, and Bosnia The authors demonstrate Johnstone's ongoing denial of Serbian war crimes and genocide at Srebrenica, in the context of a critique of Noam Chomsky's endorsement of Johnstone's work. By David Aaronovitch, Oliver Kamm, and Francis Wheen, March 20, 2006

Johnstone's Fools Crusade is reviewed by Kirk Johnson, 2006. Several installments, linked from the cited page.

Johnstone's article "Srebrenica Revisited," is reviewed by Eric Gordy, October 13, 2005.

Diana Johnstone's Fools Crusade is rebutted at Proving Genocide in Bosnia, by Alan Kocevic, July 8, 2005.

Johnstone's writings are reviewed in The Left Revisionists, by Marko Hoare, November 2003

Johnstone's Fools Crusade is reviewed by Richard Caplan in International Affairs, Vol. 79, Issue 2, June 18, 2003.

Rašak - Mutation of a Massacre This review of a Diana Johnstone article shows that she uncritically repeats Serbian government propaganda on Racak, and that her work is characterized by missing evidence, a paucity of sources, the spreading of untruths, and conspiracy theories. By Peter Wuttke, November 18, 1999 (Translated from the German, March 2002.)

Josh Mason, a former editor at In These Times, explains in an online PEN forum (April 8, 1999) that the magazine stopped using Diana Johnstone's articles on the former Yugoslavia because they didn't meet the publication's journalistic standards:

We felt we couldn't publish her stuff not only because she was insisting that there was no Serb role in the slaughter of Muslims in Bosnia after the facts were long in, but because her friendship with Milosevic's wife Mirjana Markovic, going back to her time as student in Yugoslavia in the '60s, colored her writing to the point of dishonesty. For instance, in a piece on the Serbian opposition, she presented Ms. Markovic's party as Serbia's main democratic opposition.

Markovic's Yugoslav Left party was actually allied with Milosevic's ruling Socialist Party of Serbia, and she was held as intellectual mastermind of her husband's "Greater Serbia" ideology.

 


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