Damir Pilic (Croatia)

Damir Pilic is a journalist for Slobodna Dalmacija newspaper in Split, covering social issues.

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His reporting assignments have taken him to Cuba, China, Vietnam, Russia and the Middle East. He holds a Master's degree in psychology and has published several books about the social pathology of Croatian society, including two novels.

For the fellowship programme, he will tell the stories of ex-professors of Marxism from eastern Europe and examine an apparent revival of Marxist values highlighted by the electoral success of Greece's Syriza party.


11 Jun 2015 / 11:31

From Karl Marx to Sister Teresa

Damir Pilic

There is no doubt that Karl Marx is one of the most influential philosophers of all time. Just one illustration: in a BBC poll in 1999, he was voted “the greatest thinker of the millennium”.

In my personal life, Karl Marx has also played an important role. Without him, I probably would not have been born.