In the collection of 14 essays entitled "All men are brothers",
Drazan Gunjaca deals with the theme of war with lucid consciousness,
putting responsibility not only on political leaders and heads
of state, but dividing it up in equal shares for all of humanity.
We should all take part of the responsibility on ourselves. ("...
Even if the five-year-long war has only recently ended, this country
lives today as if the war never happened. A couple of friends
concluded, satisfied, that war really seems to be behind us, and
that nothing reminded of it any more...")
"All men are brothers" is a book that seems difficult
to read at first glance, but delving deeper in the themes it elaborates,
the key to its reading seems ever more accessible, revealing the
numerous facets of the situation that is not only the heritage
of those who have experienced war in person, but off all of us
who, being humans, feel part of it.
War is therefore only a starting point for the author; with the
strength of logic, cold and accurate determination, he denudes
one by one the questions the modern man should ask himself.
His reflections go from patriotism to the tragic attack on September
11, 2001, to the consequences, or "collaterals" as he
calls the war in Afghanistan and later Iraq.
The aim is that of raising the conscience of men who used to be
warriors, heros and ended up being "modern lepers" that
His knife goes directly to the wound, emphasizing the difficulty
to survive after the war that creates heroes in order to destroy
them later, when they are not useful any more...
("It is so difficult to be a simple man in war, wherever
it comes upon you. History is interested only in those up to its
measure, not in simple people") says the author of this work
that digs deep in our consciences leaving us perhaps sad but more
conscious and certainly less poor.