Quintin Hoare

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Quintin Hoare broke with the New Left Review to form the Bosnian Institute in 1997. He is married to Branka Magaš and is the father of Marko Attila Hoare of the Henry Jackson Society.

Quintin Hoare served on the editorial committee of New Left Review from 1962 to 1992, and of Labour Focus on Eastern Europe from 1977 to 1993. He worked for most of his life up to the mid nineties as a self-employed literary translator. During this time he published inter alia English versions of works by Antonio Gramsci (John Florio Prize 1979), Franco Moretti, Jean-Paul Sartre (Scott Moncrieff Prize 1984), Paul Nizan, Simone de Beauvoir, Jacques Berque, Germaine Tillion, Nikolai Chernyshevsky, Hermann Grab (Schlegel-Tieck Prize 1989), Richard Wagner and Siegfried Kracauer, and more recently a translation from the Bosnian of Mladen Vuksanovic’s From Enemy Territory. He was general editor of the eight-volume Pelican Marx Library, and co-wrote, with Noel Malcolm, Books on Bosnia: a critical bibliography of works relating to Bosnia-Herzegovina published since 1990 in West European languages (1999). He was co-founder and secretary of the Alliance to Defend Bosnia-Herzegovina (1993-96), and likewise of the Free Kosova Committee (1999). Since 1997 he has been full-time director of The Bosnian Institute (14/16 St Mark’s Road, W11 1RQ / www.bosnia.org.uk / telephone 020 7243 2900)and editor of its Bosnia Report. quintin@bosnia.org.uk.[1]

On Hoare and Magaš' split with the New Left Review, Tariq Ali claimed:

Branka Magas and Quintin Hoare – who were dear friends of mine, I feel very sad about it, I have to be honest I liked them very much – used to be total Yugoslav supporters, Yugoslav nationalists. And initially, they made alot of correct criticisms of the nationalist currents in Yugoslavia. Branka wrote some stuff which was quite prescient, predicting that Yugoslavia would break up over this. But when the civil wars began, in my opinion, they lost their balance and they shifted. That shift on Yugoslavia led them further and further away from anything to do with the universalist projects of the left.[2]