Towards a new world order
Is our world still connected by a shared hope for a better future? Cynicism lurks, in a world where most European countries see a strong pull towards populist and right-wing extremism, global capitalism devastates our planet and tourists receive more attention than those desperately seeking refuge. Obviously, Covid-19 has only exacerbated things. So why are so many people eager to return to business as usual? While the future – our future – can be determined right at this very moment.
The young Croatian philosopher, author and political activist Srećko Horvat is undoubtedly one of the leading voices of his generation. His answer to the crises we face: a global liberation movement. We speak with Horvat about this movement and his desires for a shared future.
Srećko Horvat is a Croatian philosopher, author, and a political activist. His books and essays deal with capitalism-critical movements, emancipation and the development of Europe. With Yanis Varoufakis he is one of the founders of the Democracy in Europe Movement (DiEM25): a transnational umbrella organization that confronts the five big crises Europe faces: debt, banking, poverty, low investment and migration. Horvat writes regularly for leading media, including The Guardian, Al Jazeera, Der Spiegel and The New York Times. Together with Slavoj Žižek, he published the book What Does Europe Want? The Union and Its Discontents. His latest book Poetry from the Future (2019) calls for a global liberation movement that can bring down capitalism.
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