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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
The Limits of Liberal Democracy
1 month 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
2 months 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
3 months 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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The Simple Things That Are Hard to Do
4 months ago

The Simple Things That Are Hard to Do

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Traditional Marxists distinguished between Communism proper and Socialism as its first lower stage (where money and the state still exists and workers are paid wages, etc.). In the Soviet Union …
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Power, Appearance, and Obscenity: Five Reflections
5 months ago

Power, Appearance, and Obscenity: Five Reflections

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ONE: The New Obscene Master

The obscene public space that is emerging today changes the way the opposition between appearance and rumor works. It is not that appearances no longer …
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Why Are We Tired All the Time?
8 months ago

Why Are We Tired All the Time?

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The coronavirus epidemic confronts us with two opposed figures that prevail in our daily lives: those who are overworked to exhaustion (medical stuff, caretakers…) and those who have nothing to …
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Monitor and Punish? Yes, Please!
9 months ago

Monitor and Punish? Yes, Please!

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Many liberal and Leftist commentators have noted how the coronavirus epidemic serves to justify and legitimize measures of control and regulation of the people that had been till now unthinkable …
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The Greening of Hegel
9 months ago

The Greening of Hegel

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There is a fundamental difference between the subject’s alienation in the symbolic order and the worker’s alienation in capitalist social relations. We have to avoid the two symmetrical traps that …
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Is Abstract Labor Universal?
10 months ago

Is Abstract Labor Universal?

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Insofar as he passes in silence over the key role modern science plays in the circuits of capital, Saito thinks abstractly in the Hegelian sense of abstracting from or ignoring …
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Where is the Rift? Marx, Lacan, Capitalism, and Ecology
11 months ago

Where is the Rift? Marx, Lacan, Capitalism, and Ecology

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When, decades ago, ecology emerged as a crucial theoretical and practical issue, many Marxists (as well as critics of Marxism) noted that nature – more precisely, the exact ontological status …
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