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About Slavoj Žižek

The Slovenian Marxist philosopher and cultural critic is one of the most distinguished thinkers of our time. Žižek achieved international recognition as a social theorist after the 1989 publication of his first book in English, “The Sublime Object of Ideology“. He is a regular contributor to newspapers like “The Guardian”, “Die Zeit” or “The New York Times“. He has been labelled by some the “Elvis of cultural theory“ and is the subject of numerous documentaries and books.

Latest Posts | By Slavoj Žižek
A Great Awakening and its Dangers
4 weeks ago

A Great Awakening and its Dangers

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On November 7 2017, Judith Butler helped organize a conference in São Paulo, Brazil. Although the title of the conference was “The Ends of Democracy,” and thus had nothing to …
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Blade Runner 2049: A View of Post-Human Capitalism
2 months ago

Blade Runner 2049: A View of Post-Human Capitalism

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How are capitalism and the prospect of post-humanity related? Usually it is posited that capitalism is (more) historical, and our humanity, inclusive of sexual difference, more basic, even ahistorical. However, …
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Act Globally, Think Locally!
4 months ago

Act Globally, Think Locally!

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The looming military conflict between the US and North Korea contains a double danger. Although both sides, the US and North Korea, are for sure bluffing, not counting on an …
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Elections, Popular Pressure, and Inertia
5 months ago

Elections, Popular Pressure, and Inertia

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Yannis Varoufakis opens his Adults in the Room with a report on how, on 16 April 2015, in a dark corner of a DC hotel bar, Larry Summers told him: …
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Fictitious Capital and the Return of Personal Domination
6 months ago

Fictitious Capital and the Return of Personal Domination

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Although Marx provided an unsurpassable analysis of capitalist reproduction, his mistake was that he counted on the prospect of capitalism’s final breakdown, and therefore couldn’t grasp how capitalism came out …
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Lenin Navigating in Unchartered Territories
8 months ago

Lenin Navigating in Unchartered Territories

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Those who follow obscure spiritual-cosmological speculations have for sure heard of one of the most popular topics in this domain: when three planets (usually the Earth, its moon and the …
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La La Land: A Leninist Reading
10 months ago

La La Land: A Leninist Reading

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Among the PC reproaches to Damien Chazelle’s La La Land, the one that stands out for its sheer stupidity was that there are no gay couples in the film which …
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Donald Trump’s Topsy-Turvy World
11 months ago

Donald Trump’s Topsy-Turvy World

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The most depressing aspect of the post-electoral period in the US is not the measures announced by the President-elect but the way the bulk of the Democratic Party is reacting …
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Reply To My Critics, Part Two   
1 year ago

Reply To My Critics, Part Two  

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Two general observations about my numerous critics seem pertinent to me. First, the large majority of attacks on my text follow the rules of the tweet culture with short snaps, …
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A Reply to My Critics
1 year ago

A Reply to My Critics

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Lately I am getting used to attacks that not only render my position in a totally wrong way but also practice slander pure and simple, so that, at this level, …
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