Harpers Magazine Issues Correction
On page 86 of the February 2002 issue of Harpers Magazine, the following
correction was issued:
The introduction to "Planning Croatia's Final Solution" [Readings,
December 2001] incorrectly stated the number of Serbs driven from the
Krajina region in 1995. Between 150,000 and 200,000 Serbs, not almost
600,000, were driven away. We regret the error."
Attached is a record of an e-mail correspondence with Roger D. Hodge,
editor of the "Readings" section of Harpers, which led to the printing
of the correction.
Frank Mustac, reporter
From firstname.lastname@example.org Tue Dec 04 14:11:06 2001
Hi. I didn't realize you expected a response to your email since we had just spoken on the phone. We're researching the question, but it seems clear that we made an error, and we will print a correction. The correction will appear in the February issue (January went to press weeks ago).
Roger D. Hodge
On Tue, Dec 04, 2001 at 01:44:12PM -0500, Frank Mustac wrote:
> Dear Roger Hodge,
> Thank you very much for taking the time to speak with me on Nov. 27
> on the telephone about the number of Serb refugees given in a piece in
> the Readings section of the December 2001 issue of Harper's Magazine
> titled "Planning Croatia's Final Solution."
> I sent an e-mail to the address email@example.com on Nov. 27 about
> this issue, but as of yet, I have not received a response. I can only
> assume that that e-mail was not forwarded to you. Here is essentially the same
> e-mail again.
> The introduction of the piece "Planning Croatia's Final Solution" states
> that "600,000 Serbs were driven from the Krajina region" of Croatia. This
> number is not correct.
> The March 1999 issue of "Refugees Magazine," a publication of the
> United Nations High Commission on Refugees, cites the following numbers
> of Serb refugees from the Krajina in an article titled
> "Serbia: Europe's "forgotten" refugees."
> The article states:
> "In 1995, 170,000 local Serbs abandoned the Krajina region of Croatia
> following a government onslaught called Operation Storm and trekked
> on foot, by car, horse-drawn carts and tractors toward Belgrade."
> The incorrect number Harpers Magazine cites of 600,000 Serb refugees
> from Krajina is closer to, yet exceeds, the total number of Serb
> currently residing in the rump Yugoslavia, which the same article gives
> as 550,000. The 550,000 number represents Serb refugees from Bosnia
> and Herzegovina, Kosovo as well as from Croatia. The current Yugoslavia
> consists of only two states, Serbia and Montenegro.
> Here is the Web site for the article:
> Please, if you would, place a correction in the next issue of your
> magazine stating the correct figures. Also, please e-mail me whether you will
> indeed be printing a correction, and if so when and where in the magazine it
> will appear.
> Thank you.
> Frank Mustac, reporter
> The Fairfax Times
> 1760 Reston Parkway
> Reston, VA 20190
Bravo Frank. You did it again ! Therefore WE did it again.
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