By Slavenka Drakulic
This present day in japanese Europe the architectural paintings of revolution is whole: the outdated order has been changed by way of quite a few different types of unfastened marketplace economic climate and de jure democracy. yet as Slavenka Drakulic observes, "in lifestyle, the revolution is composed even more of the small things—of sounds, seems and images." during this amazing paintings of political reportage, filtered via her personal adventure, we see that Europe continues to be a divided continent. within the position of the fallen Berlin Wall there's a chasm among East and West, along with the various method humans proceed to dwell and comprehend the area. Little bits—or intimations—of the West are progressively making their method east: boutiques sporting Levis and tiny meals retailers referred to as "Supermarket" are multiplying on major boulevards. although Drakulic can discover a Cafe Europa, whole with Viennese-style espresso and Western decor, in precisely approximately each japanese ecu urban, the popularity of the East by means of the remainder of Europe maintains to end up even more elusive.