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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
Three Variations on Trump: Chaos, Europe, and Fake News
2 weeks ago

Three Variations on Trump: Chaos, Europe, and Fake News

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“There is disorder under heavens; the situation is excellent”

Now that yet another week of Donald Trump’s frantic activity is safely behind us and slowly receding into memory, the time …
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The Moebius Strip of Sexual Contracts
1 month ago

The Moebius Strip of Sexual Contracts

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First some data. The so-called “incels” (involuntary celibates) are part of what is usually referred to as the “online male supremacist ecosystem.” Members of this (not only) online subculture define themselves as unable to find …
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Why Did I Sign the Letter in Support of Avital Ronell?
2 months ago

Why Did I Sign the Letter in Support of Avital Ronell?

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A letter in support of Avital Ronell, professor at the German Department of NYU, which I also signed, caused some outcry in the academic yellow press. Avital was accused of …
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Troubles with Identity
3 months ago

Troubles with Identity

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Everyone who is troubled by new anti-immigrant populism should make the effort to watch Europa – the Last Battle (Tobias Bratt, Sweden 2017), a 10-episode documentary. It presents in extenso
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Marx Today: The End Is Near… Only Not the Way We Imagined It
4 months ago

Marx Today: The End Is Near… Only Not the Way We Imagined It

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There is an old delicious Soviet joke about radio Yerevan: a listener asks “Is it true that Rabinovitch won a new car in a lottery?”, and the radio answers: “In …
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Happiness? No, Thanks!
5 months ago

Happiness? No, Thanks!

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If there is a figure which stands out as the hero of our time, it is Christopher Wylie, a gay Canadian vegan who, at 24, came up with an idea …
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A Reply to my Critics Concerning an Engagement with Jordan Peterson
6 months ago

A Reply to my Critics Concerning an Engagement with Jordan Peterson

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Just a couple of remarks in reply to numerous critiques of my comment on Jordan Peterson in The Independent.[1]

The leitmotif of my critics in mentioning the link between Peterson …
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The Actuality of Ernst Lubitsch
6 months ago

The Actuality of Ernst Lubitsch

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Theodor Adorno turned around Benedetto Croce’s patronizing historicist question about “what is dead and what is alive in Hegel’s dialectic.” If Hegel is really alive as a thinker, then the …
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Sex, Contracts, and Manners
7 months ago

Sex, Contracts, and Manners

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In the West, at least, we are becoming massively aware of the extent of coercion and exploitation in sexual relations. However, we should also bear in mind the (no less …
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Hegel on Donald Trump’s “Objective Humor”
7 months ago

Hegel on Donald Trump’s “Objective Humor”

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What can we learn from Hegel on Donald Trump and his liberal critics? Quite a lot, surprisingly. In his critical account of Romantic irony, Hegel scathingly dismisses it as an …
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