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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
Two General Concluding Remarks on the Ronell Case
3 weeks 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!
4 weeks 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
1 month 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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Three Variations on Trump: Chaos, Europe, and Fake News
2 months 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
2 months 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?
3 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
4 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
5 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!
6 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
7 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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