June 28, 2010
Dr. Tomislav Sunic has published a new book, written in French, entitled La Croatie : un pays par défaut? (English title, Croatia: A country by default?).
In the book, Sunic describes the phenomenon of “suddenness” and “accident” regarding the notion of the political among peoples without stable state structures. Quoting many German, French, Croatian and American authors, Sunic focuses on the study of Croatia before broadening his analyses and examining the “false identities” underlining the construction of European nationalisms. This important book depicts national identities “by default” or by “proxy.”
Communist victimhoods and hagiographies, conveyed by the Western Left and by the hyperreal media, were willy-nilly at the origin of the exacerbation of the conflict in former Yugoslavia – as they will likely be tomorrow in the European Union. The book also discusses the semantic shifts of trendy words such as “fascism”, “antifascism”, “racism”, etc., and introduces the reader to the dark side of postmodernity that is excessively mimicked by East Europeans.
The preface was written by Jure (George) Vujic.
Tom Sunic (Web sites: , ) is an author, former political science professor in the US, translator and former Croat diplomat. He is a VoR radio host and the author of Against Democracy and Equality: The European New Right (1990, 2002) and Homo americanus: Child of the Postmodern Age (2007). Email him.
Source: Avatar Editions.