By Branko Banovi?
The Montenegrin Warrior culture analyzes identification debates that experience built within the Montenegrin public concerning the query of Montenegro's accession to NATO and explores how narratives created for that goal, often consultant of "culture wars", were associated with Montenegrin identification, historical past, and Montenegrin masculinity.
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Imagine my whole family sitting for a polygraph test, and all of us are asked one question: did your father/grandfather/great grandfather come from Cairo to defend d Montenegro? The answer would be affirmative and the monitors would for each and every one of us show a normal heartbeat and regular pulse. That is it. Truth has been constructed. Aggression became defense, and occupation became liberation! To give another example, as a boy I grew up watching the very popular TV series “Otpisani,” about diversions carried out by a group of Yugoslav partisan fighters during World War II.
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