Zarko Paic

born 1958 (Kutina), Croatian writer – essayist, critic, poet and philosopher. BA and MA degrees from the Faculty of Political Sciences, Zagreb. Editor-in-chief of the Tvrdja magazine, deputy director of Europski glasnik and member of the board of the online magazine ART-E-FACT for contemporary visual arts.


Overcoming the West?

(The errors of occidentalism)

Only when history is viewed from the perspective of apocalypse does ideology reach its climax.

Ideology is always only a means to other ends. This is why its resemblance to religion, as a surrogate mode of finding one’s way in a world lacking sure strongholds, is only fitting.

All the powerful ideologies of the 20 century, from communism and fascism and all forms fundamentalism or nationalism, are deeply permeated with religious or millennial fever, elaborates Zarko Paic.

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