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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
They Are Both Worse!
2 months ago

They Are Both Worse!

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Back in the late 1920s, Stalin was asked by a journalist which deviation is worse, the Rightist one (Bukharin&company) or the Leftist one (Trotsky&company), and he snapped back: “They are …
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Nomadic // Proletarians
2 months ago

Nomadic // Proletarians

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In some Leftist circles, the exploding growth of homeless refugees gave rise to the notion of “nomadic proletariat.” The basic idea is that, in today’s global world, the main antagonism …
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Why Secondary Contradictions Matter: A Maoist View
3 months ago

Why Secondary Contradictions Matter: A Maoist View

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Already a quick glance at our imbroglio makes it clear that we are caught up in multiple social struggles: the tension between the liberal establishment and new populism, the ecological …
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Evald Ilyenkov’s Cosmology: The Point of Madness of Dialectical Materialism
4 months ago

Evald Ilyenkov’s Cosmology: The Point of Madness of Dialectical Materialism

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From today’s perspective, the most interesting European Marxists of the twentieth century were those who tried to break out of the duality of Soviet-style dialectical materialism and the Western Marxist …
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Should the Left’s Answer to Rightist Populism Really Be a “Me Too”? Part II
6 months ago

Should the Left’s Answer to Rightist Populism Really Be a “Me Too”? Part II

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Let’s take an (artificially) clear-cut case. Imagine a democracy, in which a large majority of voters succumb to the anti-immigrant populist propaganda and decide in a referendum to close borders …
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Should the Left’s Answer to Rightist Populism really be a “Me Too”? Part I
6 months ago

Should the Left’s Answer to Rightist Populism really be a “Me Too”? Part I

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The latest trend in the vagaries of Leftist politics is the weird movement of MeToo. The Left, however, should learn from the rise of Rightist populism, because WeToo can play …
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Acheronta Movebo
7 months ago

Acheronta Movebo

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The motto of every authentic radical change is the same as the quote from Virgil that Freud chose as the epigraph for his Interpretation of Dreams. It is Acheronta movebo
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Two General Concluding Remarks on the Ronell Case
7 months ago

Two General Concluding Remarks on the Ronell Case

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I have detected two recurring threads in the critical reactions to my texts on the Avital Ronell case. I think they are indicative of the mess we are in, which …
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Yes, It’s Really About Power!
8 months ago

Yes, It’s Really About Power!

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The leitmotif running through the critical reactions to my two short texts on the case against Avital Ronell is that I ignore (or don’t understand) the game of power in …
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A Brief Post-Script on the Case of Avital Ronell
8 months ago

A Brief Post-Script on the Case of Avital Ronell

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Now that the (select) details of the accusation against Avital Ronell have become public, some journalists and friends (or, rather, “friends”) asked me: do you still stand by your support …
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