Monday, June 22, 2009

A question to professors Dan Tompkins and Victor Friedman.

Dear Professors

All these days you have posted articles and written to the academic community as regards the right of the “Macedonians of the Republic of Macedonia” as you called them, to express freely theirs name determination(ethnically and linguistically).

By reading all these attempts I notice one thing as regards your positions. You didn’t say anything as regards the connection of the “Macedonians of the Republic of Macedonia” with the ancient Macedonians. Eugene Borza and great supporter of the same view wrote in an article (Macedonia Redux) and make a clear thesis that the

Modern Slavs, both Bulgarians and Macedonians, cannot establish a link with antiquity, as the Slavs entered the Balkans centuries after the demise of the ancient Macedonian kingdom. Only the most radical Slavic factions—mostly émigrés in the United States, Canada, and Australia—even attempt to establish a connection to antiquity.

My question is…..
Why avoid making a similar comment as regards this “link” in order to make clear your thesis if the “Macedonians of the Republic of Macedonia” have any kind of connection with antiquity?

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