The Centre for Investigative Journalism
The Centre for Investigative Journalism

Srećko Horvat: What should subversives do?

Amid the rise of populism and surveillance apparatuses and the fragility of liberal democracies, what does it mean to be subversive in the contemporary era? Srećko Horvat, one of the most exciting new radical philosophers, came to the Centre for Investigative Journalism (CIJ) to argue for the value of a genuinely subversive journalism and a fresh kind of radical internationalism.

Srećko Horvat, from Croatia, is the author of Poetry from the Future and What Does Europe Want (co-authored with Slavoj Žižek). He was a 2019 European election candidate for the Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25).

Chair: James Harkin, Director, CIJ

This talk was hosted at Goldsmiths, University of London, as part of the #LOGANCIJ Talks Series.

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James Harkin

James Harkin is the director of the Centre for Investigative Journalism. He is a journalist who covers social change and political conflict and whose work appears in Vanity Fair, Harper’s, GQ, The Smithsonian, Prospect and the Guardian.

Srećko Horvat

Srećko Horvat is a Croatian philosopher, author and political activist. The German weekly Der Freitag called him as "one of the most exciting voices of his generation" and he has been described as a "fiery voice of dissent in the Post-Yugoslav landscape".


  • 15 May 2019 18.30–20.00
Location: Goldsmiths, University of London