Riđanin R.R.M. Kočić and the First World War (with reference to his political work and views)
As the editor and publisher of the magazines Razvitak (Development) and Otadžbina (Fatherland), as well as author of short stories, of the play The Badger before the Court, of poems and essayistic-critical supplements, Petar Kočić was directly engaged in the raising of the morale of the Serbian people concerning its preparations for the fight and liberation. His complete political and cultural engagement was a form of an open fight against the Austrian occupying authorities, as well as against the individuals in the service of the occupier.
Kočić’s works evoked the authorities’ suspicion and that was why he was arrested. Kočić’s entire activity and rebellion was in accordance with the Young Bosnia movement. The speeches of Petar Kočić in the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina were extremely critically severe regarding the unprincipled and authoritarian attitude of Vienna toward the Serbian people, as well as regarding the Serbian layer that was subservient to the occupying authorities. Kočić founded his political beliefs upon the democratic principles that resulted from the chain of historical events, especially in regard to the influence of the French Revolution on the subsequent historical events. The relevance of these beliefs keeps increasing today considering the neocolonialist policy of the USA and London in the world and the slavery of the millions of workers on our Planet.
Petar Kočić, First World War, the political and literary works