Slavoj Žižek, a Sloven­ian philoso­pher and psy­cho­an­a­lyst, is a senior researcher at the the Insti­tute for Human­i­ties, Birk­beck Col­lege, Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don. He has also been a vis­it­ing pro­fes­sor at more than 10 uni­ver­si­ties around the world. Žižek is the author of many books, includ­ing Liv­ing in the End Times, First As Tragedy, Then As Farce, The Year of Dream­ing Dan­ger­ous­ly and Trou­ble in Paradise.
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Slavoj Zizek: We Must Rise from the Ashes of Liberal Democracy
Trump is a threat to global stability—only a new Left international can beat him.
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Slavoj Zizek: Lessons From the “Airpocalypse”
On China's smog problem and the ecological crisis.
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Slavoj Zizek: The Left’s Fidelity to Castro-ation
In the last decades, Cuban “socialism” continued to live only because it didn’t yet notice it was already dead.
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Slavoj Zizek on Clinton, Trump and the Left’s Dilemma
To paraphrase Stalin: They are both worse.
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Slavoj Žižek: Clinton, Trump and the Triumph of Global Capitalism
Why the Hillary Clinton consensus is a threat to democracy—and the Left.
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Democracy’s Fascism Problem
Europe has a ‘democracy deficit’ on both the Left and the Right
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Stranger Danger: To Resolve the Migrant Crisis We Must Recognize the Stranger Within Ourselves
It is such silence that really helps our racist enemies in that it feeds the distrust of ordinary people—(“You see, they are not telling us the truth!”)—boosting the credibility of racist rumors and lies.
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Slavoj Zizek: The Need to Traverse the Fantasy
A call to mobilize Europe's radical-emancipatory tradition, and why we need a solidarity of struggles, not a "dialogue of cultures"
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Slavoj Zizek: In the Wake of Paris Attacks the Left Must Embrace Its Radical Western Roots
Zizek responds to his critics on the refugee crisis.
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Slavoj Zizek: We Can’t Address the EU Refugee Crisis Without Confronting Global Capitalism
The refugees won't all make it to Norway. Nor does the Norway they seek exist.
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Slavoj Zizek: The Greek Apocalypse: Versailles or Brest-Litovsk?
A response to my critics and the case for a guerrilla war within the Eurozone
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Slavoj Zizek: How Alexis Tsipras and Syriza Outmaneuvered Angela Merkel and the Eurocrats
The rebels in Greece are waging a patient guerrilla war against financial occupation.
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Whither Argumentation?: A Response to Louis Nayman
Every direct reference to the exclusive right of one group, based on its mythic and historical past, is a precursor to a justification of brutal power, a version of “might is right.”
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Slavoj Žižek: Whither Zionism?
In order to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, we should not dwell in ancient past—we should forget it.
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Slavoj Žižek: The Urgent Necessity of a Syriza Victory in Greece
Only a split from the European Union by Greece can save what is worth saving in the European legacy: democracy, trust in people and egalitarian solidarity.
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Slavoj Žižek: How the United States Rolls
It's lonely being the global policeman.
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Leaving Democracy to the Experts
TISA's secret trade negotiations quietly restructure our global economy.
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Broken Eggs, But No Omelet
All austerity has wrought in Europe is a messy kitchen
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What Europe Can Learn from Ukraine
European leftists are too quick to patronize Ukrainian protesters.
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Who Is John Galt? Now We Know!
On financial meltdowns and government shutdowns.
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Is There a Method to the Syrian Madness?
On radical-emancipatory movements and false rationales for war.
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Deaths on the Nile
Is Egypt's revolution following the course of Iran's?
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Freedom in the Cloud
Assange, Manning and Snowden are the new heroes of the era of digitalized control.
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What Europe’s Elites Don’t Know
When the blind are leading the blind, democracy is the victim.
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Occupy Gotham City
What the Dark Night Rises says about violence, morality and people's power
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Smashing the Spinning Plates
How long can the Eurocrats in Brussels keep the dinnerware in motion?
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The Violent Silence of a New Beginning
The Occupy protests are important, but soon the difficult question must be answered: What social organization can replace capitalism?
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Barbarism With A Human Face
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‘O Earth, Pale Mother!’
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A Soft Focus on War
How Hollywood hides the horrors of war.
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Making the Illegal Legal
Israel’s Kafkaesque bureaucracy colonizes the occupied West Bank one settlement at a time.
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Iran on the Brink
Warning to the Persian cat: Don’t look down!
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Why Cynics Are Wrong
The sublime shock of Obama's victory
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Through the Glasses Darkly
What if the between-the-lines Republican message (don't be afraid, there will be no real change) is the true illusion?
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The Audacity of Rhetoric
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The Ambiguous Legacy of ‘68
Forty years ago, what was revolutionized -- the world or capitalism?
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China’s Valley of Tears
Is authoritarian capitalism the future?
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The Disturbing Sounds of the Turkish March
The true problem with "militaristic humanism" resides not in "militaristic," but in "humanism," in the way a military intervention is presented as humanitarian aid
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The Dreams of Others
By tying the drama to a mere personal whim, The Lives of Others fails to capture the true horror of the GDR
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In You More Than Yourself
The revolutionary potential of the Internet is far from self-evident
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Lets be Realists, Let?s Demand the Impossible!
Why pragmatic politics are doomed to fail in the Middle East
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The Liberal Communists of Porto Davos
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Jack Bauer and the Ethics of Urgency
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The Subject Supposed to Loot and Rape
Reality and fantasy in New Orleans
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Give Iranian Nukes a Chance
In a mad world, the logic of MAD still works
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Thanks, But Well Do It Ourselves
Against enlightened administration
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Revenge of Global Finance
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The Popes Failures
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