Backgrounder: American Third Position
Leaders of the A3P: Tomislav Sunic, Director
Posted: July 9, 2010
Tomislav Sunic, Director
Tomislav Sunic is a white supremacist author and hosts a radio program, "The Sunic Journal," on Voice of Reason, an online streaming radio network that hosts a number of anti-Semitic and extremist broadcasts. Sunic has invited many prominent extremist figures to speak on his program, among them Kevin MacDonald, an anti-Semitic professor; Dr. Greg Johnson, editor of The Occidental Quarterly, an anti-Semitic journal; Holocaust deniers Mark Weber, Friedrich Paul Berg, and Carolyn Yeager; Klan leader and Christian Identity pastor Thomas Robb; and E. Michael Jones, editor of the anti-Semitic Culture Wars magazine.
Educated in the United States and Croatia, Sunic received a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He taught for three years at Juniata College in Pennsylvania after an earlier stint at California State University, Fullerton. He later served as a Croatian diplomat in Copenhagen and Brussels, and worked for the Croatian Foreign Ministry's press corps in Zagreb.
Sunic has long collaborated with white supremacists and Holocaust deniers, although he has not openly accepted the latter's claims. Sunic participated in a notorious 2002 Holocaust denial conference in Trieste, Italy, organized by an explicitly conspiratorial and anti-Semitic organization. In August 2003, he lectured alongside far-rightist Horst Mahler, currently serving a prison sentence in Germany for Holocaust denial, at a conference sponsored by Germany's neo-Nazi National Democratic Party (NPD). In June 2008, the Pacifica Forum, an anti-Semitic group in Oregon that promotes Holocaust denial, hosted Sunic. He has spoken at a number of events sponsored by the Institute for Historical Review (IHR), a Holocaust denial organization, most recently on March 6, 2010. Sunic's articles have been published in the IHR's now defunct Journal of Historical Review and featured on the IHR website.
Sunic has also spoken at meetings of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a white supremacist group, and has attended a conference sponsored by American Renaissance, a white supremacist publication. Kevin MacDonald wrote introductory essays to two books written by Sunic, Homo Americanus (2007) and Postmortem Report (2010).