Public Intellectuals in Macedonia and the Names

The following article will appear in the upcoming edition of the Macedonian Human Rights Review, issue no. 29, due to be released in the coming weeks...


Located among the heights of conceit, one finds commentators of all kinds, though especially noticeable are certain academics and journalists, who present their interpretations, their prejudices, as facts; moreover, within some of them, actually, probably many of them, the desire to appear to be relevant to their milieu, which, understandably is the dream of many an intellectual, leads to an advocacy for policies that contradict not only their ideological persona, but even rudimentary standards of decency. Their expressions of knowledge are also, of course, warped by power, though they manage to perform as if the opposite is true; or to behave as if their knowledge of power is so intimate, that it permits them to insist that their perspective is an actuality which necessitates ignoring a fundamental injustice. In these cases, one is pardonably apprehensive about offering a rejoinder, as such attention is precisely what is craved. The likelihood is that direct engagement will merely lead to the further inflation of an ego that proffered personal preferences, as truth.

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MHR Review | Issue #28 | October 2017

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In this edition of the MHR Review:

  • A Fragment of the General Inconsistency - George Vlahov
  • Europe's Margin of Appreciation for Greece - Dr. Vasko Nastevski
  • Home of Macedonian Culture - David Vitkov
  • Judicial Inadequacy in Greece - Marianna Bekiari
  • Justice Delayed - Dr. Vasko Nastevski
  • In Memoriam: Tashko Bulev - David Vitkov
  • Myths in Greek Historiography - Dr. Dimitar Vamvakovski
  • On the Agreement with Bulgaria - OMO, MHRMI & MAEI
  • Macedonian Literature in English - Dr. Michael Seraphinoff
  • Macedonians in America - Victor Sinadinoski
  • Book Launch: The Languages of Australian Macedonians

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Book Launch | “Three generations, two countries of origin, one speech community: Australian-Macedonians and their language(s)” | By Dr Jim Hlavac - Monash University

Book Launch

"Three generations, two countries of origin, one speech community: Australian-Macedonians and their language(s)"

- by Dr Jim Hlavac - Monash University

DATE: Wednesday 25th October 2017

TIME: 7:00pm for 7:30pm start

VENUE: Macedonian Orthodox Community Meeting Room (at rear of church), 512 High Street, Epping VIC 3076

GUEST SPEAKER: Prof. Victor Friedman (University of Chicago)

Copies of the book will be on sale for $50 (Retail price: $65)

*** No RSVP needed ***

This book examines speakers of Macedonian as a transposed, immigrant language in Australia. Speakers' reported use of Macedonian, English, and other languages is presented through domain-based sociolinguistic analysis. This is augmented by data on the ethnolinguistic vitality of Macedonian-speakers and by language attitude responses that record speakers' affective feelings towards different language varieties.

This description is based on data gained from 103 speakers across three generations and from two countries of origin: northern Greece and the Republic of Macedonia. The statistical data are complemented by excerpts taken from longer interviews and by vignettes that give an insight into the lives of Macedonian-speakers in Australia.

This book focuses on a group that records one of the highest levels of language maintenance amongst Australia's ethnolinguistic minorities and is a contribution to the fields of sociology of language, maintenance of minority languages and language attitudes.

ISBN: 978-3-86688-539-4

Publisher: Kubon & Sagner/Biblio Media: Munich and Leipzig

MHR Review | Issue #27 | July 2017

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In this edition of the MHR Review:

  • Politics in Macedonia - George Vlahov
  • Letter to Dimitrov - AMHRC
  • Macedonia–Bulgaria relations - OMO PIRIN
  • On Macedonians in Albania - FUEN
  • Australian Census Results - David Vitkov
  • Macedonian Women - Stefani Taskova
  • Spirit of Macedonian Literature - Dr. Michael Seraphinoff
  • MRO in Greece 1902 - Dr. Dimitar Ljorovski Vamvamovski
  • The Story of IMRO - Victor Sinadinoski
  • Images from the AMHRC Dinner

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MHR Review | Issue #26 | March 2017

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In this edition of the MHR Review:

  • Elections in Macedonia - Dr. Chris Popov
  • Bi-partisanship in Macedonia - George Vlahov
  • A Call for Responsible Citizenship - George Vlahov
  • Freedom of Speech - Stefani Taskova
  • Discussion with Dr. Nathalie Tocci - Sasha Uzunov
  • On Petre Nakovski - Dr. Michael Seraphinoff
  • Macedonians & Greeks in Ottoman Macedonia - Dr. Dimitar Ljorovski-Vamvakovski
  • Interview with Kate Nitsou - Bill Nicholov
  • Muzikorama Australian Tour

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Амкчп го повторува барањето за одговорно граѓанство во Македонија

Melbourne/Мелбурн 27/2/2017

Парламентарните избори кои се одржаа во Република Македонија во текот на декември минатата година за жал не успеаја да ја разрешат политичката криза која ја зафати земјата во последните 18 месеци. Имено, главните партии, ВМРО-ДПМНЕ и СДСМ, по изборите не успеаја да обезбедат мнозинство во Собранието и да формираат владејачка коалиција. Згора на тоа, таквиот неуспех е директно поврзан со интензивирањето и виртуелното претворање на она околу што беше концентрирана кризата на почетокот, односно наводната корупција, во исклучиво етнички прашања.

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