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The Spectator compares Daria Dugina and Ana Mladić

The Spectator has just published an article Aleksandr Dugin’s daughter paid the cost for his beliefs by Robin Ashenden.

Aleksandr Dugin

Ashenden writes about Aleksandr Dugin’s daughter who paid a high price for her father’s beliefs. A similar thing happened when the daughter of Ratko Mladić, Ana, shot herself in 1994, since she could supposedly not bear her father’s war crimes in Sarajevo, as was described in a non fiction book written by Slavenka Drakulić on war criminals, They Would Never Hurt a Fly (2004).

Ashenden writes:

Croatian writer Slavenka Drakulić, in a chapter on Ana’s death in her book on Balkan war crimes and criminals They Would Never Hurt a Fly, speculated on what happened to Ana during those few days at Mladić’s house. It was, she said, the only time she ever felt compassion for the mass-murdering general. ‘Mladić finally experienced the pain that he had inflicted on thousands of people in Sarajevo, Srebrenica and Gorazde. But could it be the same pain? Can a butcher experience the same feelings as his victims? Yes, because the pain of a parent who has lost his child is a universal one.’ His life sentence, she concluded – the one he couldn’t escape – really began on that day. The chapter is entitled ‘Punished by the Gods’.

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