A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Vladan Bataveljic

Vladan Bataveljic was born in Kutlovo, district of Kragujevac. Graduates from Faculty of Law of the University of Belgrade in 1929. Specialization in law studies finishes in Grenoble, France. Establishes a law office in Belgrade, Poenkareova 32. Owner and editor of the magazine for literature and art "Razmena" with office in Beogradska street 35, Belgrade. Writes poetry, does caricature drawing and writes art and literary criticism.

Speaks English, French and German. Works as judge in Pančevo and Sombor. He was one of the editors of the professional publication "Pravna misao" (Thoughts in Law). At outbreak of WWII enters as volunteer, becomes POW in German officer's camp at Ösnabrick. After end of war enters into diplomatic service at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and is consul and expert for property law in Chicago and later in New York. As an amateur photographer assists wife Olga in gathering documentation about the painter Milena Pavlovic Barilli during her New York period.


Vladan Bataveljić rodjen je 1906. u Kutlovu, okrug Kragujevac. Pravni fakultet u Beogradu završio je 1929. Na specijalizaciju odlazi u Grenobl, Francuska. Po završetku studija otvara advokatsku kancelariju u Poenkareovoj 32 u Beogradu. Vlasnik je i odgovorni urednik časopisa za literaturu i umetnost "Razmena" sa kancelarijom u Beogradskoj ul. 35. Bavi se pisanjem poezije, karikaturom i likovnom i literarnom kritikom.

Govori engleski, nemački i francuski. Radi kao sudija u Pančevu i Somboru. Jedan je od urednika profesionalnog pravnog časopisa "Pravna misao". Odlazi u rat kao dobrovoljac, biva zarobljen od strane Nemaca i do kraja rata provodi u oficirskom lageru Osnabrik. Zapošljava se u Sekretarijatu Inostranih Poslova posle rata i po službenoj dužnosti buva premešten u Čikago a zatim u Njujork kao konzul i stručnjak za imovinsko pravne odnose. Kao fotograf amater pomaže supruzi Olgi u prikupljanju gradje slikarke Milene Pavlović Barili u njenom njujorškom periodu.


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Vasa Mihich

A senior Professor of Design at the University of California, Los Angeles, Vasa is an innovative, internationally known sculptor whose creative work explores the three dimensional interactions of light and color. With an advanced understanding of optical complexities, Vasa has become, in the words of Henry Seldis, former art critic of The Los Angeles Times, "the most sensuous and sensational colorist of the southern California artists working in plastic."

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My Brother's Keeper

by Fr. Radovan Bigovic

Rare are the books of Orthodox Christian authors that deal with the subject of politics in a comprehensive way. It is taken for granted that politics has to do with the secularized (legal) protection of human rights (a reproduction of the philosophy of the Enlightenment), within the political system of so-called "representative democracy", which is limited mostly to social utility or to the conventional rules of human relations. Most Christians look at politics and democracy as unrelated with their experience of the Church herself, which abides both in history and in the Kingdom, the eschaton. Today, the commercialization of politics—its submission to the laws of publicity and the brainwashing of the masses—has literally abolished the "representative" parliamentary system. So, why bother with politics when every citizen of so-called developed societies has a direct everyday experience of the rapid decline and alienation of the fundamental aspects of modernity?

In the Orthodox milieu, Christos Yannaras has highlighted the conception of the social and political event that is borne by the Orthodox ecclesiastical tradition, which entails a personalistic (assumes an infinite value of the human person as opposed to Western utilitarian individualism) and relational approach. Fr Radovan Bigovic follows this approach. In this book, the reader will find a faithful engagement with the liturgical and patristic traditions, with contemporary thinkers, Orthodox and non-Orthodox, all in conversation with political science and philosophy. As an excellent Orthodox theologian and a proponent of dialogue, rooted in the catholic (holistic) being of the Orthodox Church and of his Serbian people, Fr Radovan offers a methodology that encompasses the above-mentioned concerns and quests.