The Albanian Anti-Defamation League has launched its first attack on Attention Deficit Democracy. A woman who calls herself Kristina Albania – and who confesses that her nickname is “blerta” – angrily attacked the book yesterday in a “customer” (fat chance) review on Amazon.
From the Amazon page for Attention Deficit Democracy –
Title of Customer Review: Smart or stupid?
March 4, 2006 Reviewer: Kristina Albania (DK) –
“Simply because there have not been Albanian-style mass violent attacks on government office buildings?”
Lines from the introduction of this book
Since when have violent attacks on government office buildings become an Albanian thing?
Please leave Albania out of your stupid mass produced books
To the best of my knowledge, the Albanian embassy has not yet filed a formal complaint about the book with the U.S. State Department.
Here is the link to the 1998 Human Rights Watch report on violent Albanian mobs attacking government buildings.
And here is the context of the line “blerta” quoted from my Intro chapter:
“By what standard could American democracy be considered a success? Simply because referendums on rulers occur without widespread violence? Because most Americans acquiesce to whomever the political system ordains as the winner? … Simply because there have not been Albanian-style mass violent attacks on government office buildings?”