Poetry from the Future: Why a Global Liberation Movement Is Our Civilisation's Last Chance


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5.0 X 7.7 X 0.6 inches | 0.3 pounds

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About the Author

Born in 1983 in former Yugoslavia, Srecko Horvat is a European philosopher without stable address. He is traveling across continents giving lectures, visiting refugee camps and protests, advocating radical democracy as one of the founders and figureheads of the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25). He is the author of numerous books, including The Radicality of Love, What Does Europe Want (co-authored with Slavoj Zizek) and Subversion!


Infused with a contagious enthusiasm and optimism that never ignores the grim reality of our present, Poetry from the Future is a radical call for action. The perfect medicine for left-wing melancholia.--Alfonso CuarΓ³n

Ambiguous histories, temporal framings that do not follow standard epochs, unexpected combinations of events, are just some of the surprises and unsettlements that Srecko Horvat gives us in this radically original book.--Saskia Sassen, author of EXPULSIONS

These captivating reflections lead us on a journey, painful and inspiring, from the first moments of liberation of Europe from fascist jackboots to the resistance taking form today to the stultifying current occupation of capitalist cultural hegemony and internalized controls. The culmination is a call "to project the spirit of this past struggle into the future" in order to create "a new nonaligned movement against capital" - a compelling vision, an urgent necessity, and not beyond reach.--Noam Chomsky

A charismatic Croatian philosopher--Oliver Stone

One of the most exciting voices of his generation--Das Freitag

Thank fuck Horvat has taken it upon himself to create new worlds--VICE

The young Croatian philosopher Srecko Horvat is just as much a doer as a thinker. He is searching for 'the poetry from the future' with impetuous energy--Filosofie Magazine