I’m reading the book Balkan Ghosts written by Robert D. Kaplan. While I’m learning a few things about the Balkans that I haven’t come across in previous books, I’m wondering if his book is very reliable. It’s a bestseller, and most bookstores carry it. Yet, the tone of the book is overall condescending towards the people of the Balkans, and the author makes no attempt to hide the fact that he frowns upon religiosity, be it Orthodox, Catholic or otherwise.
For those who read the book, what were your reactions and findings?