Professor comments for Bulgarian media

From: Capital (Sofia, Bulgaria)

The geography of parades actually tells a lot about the world today, from a demilitarized Europe that feels disgust of war, to North America, where [there are many] parades [in communities both large and small], to Asia, where… countries [are trying to become more prominent] on the world map and therefore draw more and more people and weapons [into their parades]….

“In Turkey, military parades and nationwide celebrations have been part of the nation-building process after WW I, just like in many other European countries,” says Professor Emre Sencer, military historian and professor at Knox College. “But I think it’s no longer necessary to have tanks on the boulevards for the celebration of national holidays.”… Read more (in Bulgarian)…