"In Summer in the Balkans": Laughter and Tears after Communism, Randall Baker notices everything, finds he can explain nothing and relishes it all. Baker sees the Balkans as Kafka would have if he had had a sense of humor.
Director of International Programs in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs at Indiana University, Randall Baker was in the Balkans as a Fulbright scholar in 1992. The author of King Husain and the Kingdom of Hejaz, he has been with the Spanish Foreign Legion in the Sahara, received a university diploma from Idi Amin, and trekked through. None of this, the author notes, prepared trip to the Balkans.