Prilozi za knjizevnost, jezik, istoriju i folklor 2011 Issue 77, Pages: 13-26
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Niko Bartulović on the eve of World War II: the ideological views of the Croatian intelectual

Božić Sofija

The article reviews the ideological attitudes of the Croatian writer and engaged intellectual Niko Bartulović, in the second half of the 20 century. Bartulović was democratically committed, a prominent opponent of extremist forces and movements of the time in politics, fascism, communism, clericalism, enthusiastic supporter of the Yugoslav idea and Yugoslavia, based on the principle of national unity. Yugoslav champion real, he accepted the existence of Serbian, Croatian and Slovenian identity along with a feeling of belonging to a single nation, while the total integration of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes left for the future. In order to prevent separatist tendencies which threatened the internal stability of Yugoslavia, stood up to calm the tension in the Serbian-Croatian relations and consensual resolution of the Croatian question in a way that will not jeopardize the existence of a common state of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes.

Keywords: Niko Bartulović, demokratija, fašizam, komunizam, jugoslovenstvo, Jugoslavija, srpsko-hrvatski odnosi, hrvatsko pitanje