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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 Muddle Instead of a Movie
2 weeks ago

A Muddle Instead of a Movie

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To prevent the excessive use of exploding petards in the holidays period, the Slovene ministry of defence posted on December 23, 2021 a tweet entitled “Become a soldier!” which says: …
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Beyond a Neoconservative Communism
2 months ago

Beyond a Neoconservative Communism

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An allegedly old Chinese curse (which has nothing to do with China – it was probably invented by some Western observer) says “May you live in interesting times!” Interesting times …
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Les Non-Dupes Errent
4 months ago

Les Non-Dupes Errent

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We are witnessing lately a gradual decay of the authority of what Jacques Lacan called “the big Other,” the shared space of public values within which only our differences and …
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Vikings, Solaris, Katla: The Big Other and Its Vicissitudes
6 months ago

Vikings, Solaris, Katla: The Big Other and Its Vicissitudes

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Vikings: the big Other as the truth of appearance

What Lacan calls “the big Other” designates a dimension beyond (or, rather, beneath) the sphere of reality and the pleasure-principle, of …
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Class Struggle Against Classism
9 months ago

Class Struggle Against Classism

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In the ceremony of Biden’s inauguration, there was a lone figure who stole the show by just sitting there, sticking out as an element of discord disturbing the spectacle of …
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Paris Commune at 150
10 months ago

Paris Commune at 150

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These days we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune which lasted exactly 2 months and 10 days (from March 18 till May 28 1871). After the infamous defeat …
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First as Farce, Then as Tragedy?
1 year ago

First as Farce, Then as Tragedy?

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We all know Marx’s remark that history repeats itself first as a tragedy and then as a farce. Marx had in mind the tragedy of the fall of Napoleon I …
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The Limits of Liberal Democracy
1 year ago

The Limits of Liberal Democracy

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In the weeks before the US presidential elections, different forms of populist resistance are gradually generating a unified field: “Armed militia groups are forging alliances in the final stages of …
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Kurc Te Gleda — Through Lubitsch’s Looking Glass
1 year ago

Kurc Te Gleda — Through Lubitsch’s Looking Glass

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The title is printable only in (what is for me) a foreign language (English, in this case), making sure that readers would not understand it. In Slovene, it is an …
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The Will Not to Know
1 year ago

The Will Not to Know

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Up until now, some of us have been desperately clinging to the hope that countries that are somehow associated with Socialism are better at containing the pandemic. I mean not …
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