The left-wing philosopher and activist Srećko Horvat is a fiery voice of dissent in the Post-Yugoslav landscape. Born in Osijek, Horvat spent the first eight years of his life exiled in Germany before returning to Croatia in 1991. Now translated into English and increasingly visible on the European scene, Horvat has produced a blizzard of political works – with several books published when he was barely into his thirties. In 2013, Horvat co-authored a book with radical Slovenian thinker Slavoj Žižek ‘What Does Europe Want?’, a piquant analysis of contemporary Europe, where borders have once again become mainstream and populism rife; a direct result, they suggest, of late-stage capitalism in crisis. As the newest kid on the block, and potentially the last country to join the club, Horvat thinks Croatia’s accession to the EU has led to increasingly fractious relations between the Balkans and Europe, becoming more of barrier than a bridge to the once connected Balkan states. Horvat is the founder of Subversive festival in Zagreb, a globe-spanning festival of features and documentaries with a pronounced political edge and a major meeting point of the international left.