About

A Croatian philosopher and author who produced a blizzard of political works – with several books published when he was barely into his thirties. Nowadays he is known as a fiery voice of dissent in the Post-Yugoslav landscape.

If you aren’t familiar with Horvat’s work, you can probably recognise a lot of people who are. He is friends with the former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis; had regular visits with Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, an organisation that publishes news leaks and classified media provided by anonymous sources. He is also a staunch friend of Slavoj Žižek, the maverick Slovenian celebrity academic with whom Horvat co-wrote a book in 2013 entitled “What Does Europe Want?”.

His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian and Der Spiegel. Aside from co-founding DiEM25, which campaigns to reform the EU into a “realm of shared prosperity, peace and solidarity”, he is a founder of the Subversive festival, an annual jamboree in Zagreb of radical thought that has featured the likes of Oliver Stone and Antonio Negri.