Does anyone under thirty care about Radovan Karadzic?
Does anyone who was fifteen when he was at the height of his murderous powers, KNOW about Radovan Karadzic?
How fast history moves – and given the unprecedented explosion of communications, would it be any wonder if some felt they didn’t need to know about him.
Yet what is unfolding at the International Court of Justice at the Hague is the trial of the man who is said to have been responsible for the greatest wave of killings of his fellow human beings in Europe since the Second World War.
When Karadzic ‘ruled’ the Serbian Republic of Bosnia, there was almost no internet, virtually no email, mobile phones the size of bricks, no texting and no Blackberries.
Is the importance of his trial increased or decreased by these devices for those who were not seriously politically engaged at the time of his terror?