Tomislav Sunic

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Tomislav (Tom) Sunić

Tomislav (Tom) Sunić (Born 1953) is a Croatian author, diplomat, translator, Professor of political science, historian and sympathizer of Croatian Pure Party of Rights.

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Biography

Dr. Sunic was born in Zagreb, Croatia, in 1953.[1] In an interview, Dr. Sunic has stated that his father was a Catholic attorney and a former political prisoner who had constant problems with the Yugoslav communist authorities.[2] According to his resume, he studied French and English Language and Literature at the University of Zagreb until 1978. From 1980-1982, he worked as a "lobbyist" in Algeria for a multinational company called Sequipag - Ingra before receiving a Master's degree at California State University, Sacramento in 1985.[3] He received a doctorate in political science in 1988 from the University of California, Santa Barbara. During his studies in America, he also worked "lobbying for different organizations." From 1988 until 1993, he taught at California State University, the University of California, and Juniata College in Pennsylvania. From 1993 until 2001, he served in various diplomatic positions with the Croatian government in Zagreb, London, Copenhagen, and Brussels. He has also taught at the Anglo-American College in Prague and currently resides in Zagreb, where he continues to work as a freelance writer,[1] for example as a contributor on political semiotics and the spirit of communist totalitarianism to the French quarterly [4] Catholica.

Views

Dr. Sunic's thought has been described in an introduction to his work as being in the style of the GRECE school of Alain de Benoist". [5] It states that he is familiar with the traditions of the New Right, a descriptive term for various forms of conservative, right-wing, or dissident intellectual movements and political groupings which emerged in opposition to the liberal and leftist political milieu of the mid- to late-twentieth century. GRECE was created in January 1968 by forty anti-liberal theoreticians and political activists. [6] The introduction to his work says that he "addresses the modern world of hyper-liberalism, globalist capitalism and the crisis of our inherited Indo-European civilization." [7] Kevin Macdonald wrote an introduction to Sunic's book Homo Americanus.

Speaking Appearances

Dr. Sunic has accepted a number of invitations to speak before groups thought by liberal academics, ethnic minority activists and NGO's to be patriotic groups. For example, Dr Sunic spoke at the 2002 and 2003 entitled Eurofest events, sponsored by the Sacramento chapter of National Alliance. Local media and parties with a particular interest in covering these events categorise remarks by Dr. Sunic as "anti-immigrant",[8][9] although the topic of his speech in 2003 was "From the Turkish Onslaught on Eastern Europe to the Communist Disaster."

Dr Sunic also spoke at the March 2007 Los Angeles meeting of the Institute for Historical Review,[10] The topic of Dr Sunic's speech was the semantic distortions surrounding the expression "hate speech". Dr Sunic traced the lexical manipulations embedded in the German, and French criminal code. His main argument was that the “liberal system, by using 'soft narratives' and 'sentimental normative locutions,' is no less dangerous than the violence and vulgarity of communist double-speak. It is less transparent and therefore it better deceives the masses.”

Tom Sunic took part in the US-based National Policy Institute's Conference in Budapest the first weekend of October 2014, despite the Hungarian Government's attempts to close it down as "racist" and Richard Spencer's arrest for 'not carrying his passport with him' in the city. Sunic's next appearance was in London on October 18th at the annual conference of the Traditional Britain Group where he was extremely well received.

Radio Programme

In June 2009, Tomislav began broadcasting a radio show with the Voice of Reason Broadcast Network.[11] His inaugural broadcast of The New Nationalist Perspective was on June 2.[12] Topics addressed by him include race, culture, nationalism, and politics.

The show airs on Tuesdays at 9 PM, US Eastern Time.

Books

Homo americanus: Child of the Postmodern Age

Sunic's most important work is Against Democracy and Equality. His most recently released book, prefaced by Prof Kevin MacDonald, is Postmortem Report: Cultural Examinations from Postmodernity.

  • Against Democracy and Equality: The European New Right - 1st Edition (New York: P. Lang, 1990), 2nd Edition (Newport Beach, CA: Noontide Press, 2004), and 3rd Edition (London: Arktos Media, 2011).
    • Croatian Translation: Europska Nova Desnica (Zagreb, Croatia: Hasanbegović, 2009)
    • Spanish Translation: Contra la Democracia y la Igualdad: La Nueva Derecha Europea (Tarragona: Ediciones Fides, 2014)
    • Note: This book was originally a Ph.D dissertion known as The European New Right and the Crisis of Modern Polity (University of California, Santa Barbara, 1988)
  • Titoism and Dissidence (Frankfurt am Main & New York: P. Lang, 1985)
  • Američka Ideologija (Zagreb: Hrvatska sveučilišna naklada, 1993)
  • Fragmenti Metapolitike (Zagreb: K. Krešimir, 1998)
  • Cool Croatia (Glastonbury: Vineyard Books, 1999)
  • La Croatie: Un pays par défaut? (Dublin: Avatar, 2010)
  • Homo americanus: Child of the Postmodern Age (USA: Book Surge Publishing, 2007)
    • Spanish Translation: Homo Americanus: Hijo de la Era Postmoderna (Barcelona: Ediciones Nueva República, 2008)
    • French Translation: Homo Americanus: Rejeton de l’ère postmoderne (Saint-Genis-Laval: Akribeia, 2010)
  • Postmortem Report: Cultural Examinations from Postmodernity (Shamley Green, UK: The Paligenesis Project, 2010)
  • Chroniques des Temps Postmodernes (Étampes, France: Avatar Éditions, 2014)

See also

Media

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 ‘Reexamining Assumptions’: An Interview with Tom Sunic
  2. S Y N T H E S I S - Interview with Dr. Tomislav Sunic
  3. Crown Home Page
  4. Revue Catholica - Numéro 92 (Eté 2006) : sommaire
  5. The Tomislav Sunic Collection
  6. See Tomislav Sunic's three major books: Against Democracy and Equality: The European New Right, third edition (London: Arktos, 2010); Homo Americanus: Child of the Postmodern Age (Book Surge Publishing, 2007); Postmortem Report: Cultural Examinations from Postmodernity [Collected Essays] (Shamley Green, UK: The Paligenesis Project, 2010).
  7. Stated here: The Tomislav Sunic Collection
  8. http://www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp?pid=116 talk
  9. SN&R > Local Stories > White like me > 03.13.03
  10. Sunic, Weber and Smith Address Spirited IHR Meeting
  11. VORNetwork.com: Announcement of new programme with Tomislav Sunic (May 28, 2009)
  12. VORNetwork.com: Show description and podcast (June 2, 2009)

External links

Key Sunic Articles

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