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Slavoj Zizek: Catastrophic But Not Serious

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Jacqueline Rose on the Dreyfus Affair

Jacqueline Rose’s talk at the Asia Society on April 21 – organised by the London Review of Books on their 30th anniversary. Rose discusses parallels of the Affair with today’s political predicaments, including the role of the public intellectual. [audio http://bedeutung.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/dreyfus-affair-jacqueline-rose1.mp3] If the player doesn’t work, click the link below: Dreyfus Affair – Jacqueline Rose(1)
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Obama's War

A talk by Tariq Ali in New York on Monday April 19th – organised by the London Review of Books [audio http://bedeutung.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/obamas-war-tariq-ali.mp3] If the player doesn’t work, click below: Obama’s War – Tariq Ali
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Slavoj Žižek extravaganza!

First as Tragedy, Then as Farce: The Double Death of Neoliberalism and the Idea of Communism This event was recorded on 25 November 2009 in Old Theatre, Old Building, The London School of Economics and Political Science Slavoj Zizek argues that the neoliberalism died twice: first as a political doctrine in the tragedy of the attacks of [...]
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A conversation with Simon Critchley, Judith Butler and Jacques Rancière

Taken place at the New School in New York. Listen here: [audio http://bedeutung.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/critchley_butler_rancierre.mp3]
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Anna Livia Plurabelle (8.32) // James Joyce reads from Ulysses (1929)

Rec: London, 1929 Recording James Joyce by Sylvia Beach [audio http://bedeutung.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/joyce-james_anna-livia-plurabelle.mp3] In 1924, 1 went to the office of His Master’s Voice in Paris to ask them if they would record a reading by James Joyce from Ulysses. I was sent to Piero Coppola, who was in charge of musical records, but His Master’s Voice would agree to record [...]
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Heidegger, Wittgenstein and the Last Judgement

The paper examines some of Heidegger’s early reflections on religious belief. It focuses on his lectures on St Paul and on the latter’s remarks on the Last Judgment in particular. The reading offered illustrates, and thus helps to refine the identity of, a particular kind of recognizably ‘phenomenological’ reflection, which, firstly, can be expected to [...]
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Walter Benjamin & Bertolt Brecht: Story of a Friendship?

The English translation of Erdmut Wizisla’s formidable study Walter Benjamin and Bertolt Brecht: The Story of a Friendship is published this Autumn by Libris. No-one has a better view of the much disputed relationship between these two figures than Erdmut Wizisla, director of Berlin’s Benjamin and Brecht Archive. Greeting the German edition, Momme Brodersen spoke [...]
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Human Rights in the 21st Century

Speaker: Noam Chomsky Leading thinker Professor Noam Chomsky considers the state and future of human rights. Noam Chomsky is professor of linguistics at MIT. [audio http://bedeutung.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/chomsky_lse.mp3]
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The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Ten Years On

Speaker: John Gray The financial upheavals of the past two years have occurred against the background of a decade of crisis in global capitalism. The neo-liberal model has collapsed. What comes next, and what are the geopolitical implications? John Gray is emeritus professor at LSE and author of Gray’s Anatomy: selected writings and False Dawn: delusions of [...]
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SuperFreakonomics

Speakers: Stephen J. Dubner and Steven D. Levitt Freakonomics was a worldwide sensation, selling 4 million copies in 35 languages. Now, four years in the making, arrives the follow up: SuperFreakonomics. Steve Levitt and Stephen Dubner return with a book that is even bolder, funnier, and more surprising than the first. Freakonomics made the world safe [...]
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20 Years After the Collapse of the Iron Curtain: Have Our Dreams Come True?

Key political leaders from Central Europe assess whether the hopes and expectations generated by the Iron Curtain’s collapse have been fulfilled. Jan Krzysztof Bielecki was prime minister of Poland in 1991. Ján Carnogurský was prime minister of the Slovak Republic. Václav Havel was the last president of Czechoslovakia and the first president of the Czech [...]
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H. U. Obrist and Shlomo Sand on BBC Radio 4

Andrew Marr talks to writer Tony Marchant about crime, law and Georgian London, Hans Ulrich Obrist about the art of the curator, Shlomo Sand about his controversial unravelling of Jewish history, and Sue Brown about Keats’s deathbed companion, Joseph Severn. [vodpod id=Groupvideo.3878393&w=425&h=350&fv=embedReferer%3D%26embedPageUrl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.bbc.co.uk%252Fiplayer%252Fconsole%252Fb00npjnj%26holdingImage%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fnode2.bbcimg.co.uk%252Fiplayer%252Fimages%252Fepisode%252Fb00npjnj_261_147.jpg%26domId%3Dsemp-wrapper%26config%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.bbc.co.uk%252Femp%252Fiplayer%252Fconfig.xml%26guidance%3Dunknown%26config_settings_displayMode%3DradioConsole%26config_settings_showPopoutButton%3Dfalse%26config_settings_%3Dtrue%26playlist%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.bbc.co.uk%252Fiplayer%252Fplaylist%252Fb00npjnj%26config_settings_showPopoutCta%3Dtrue%26config_settings_showFullScreenButton%3Dfalse%26config_settings_language%3Den]  
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Burning Memories: Sacrifice and the Unconscious in History

The Birkbeck Institute for Human Research Wednesday 14th October Memory of historical events is necessarily collective, but acquires personal characteristics that are of the same nature as individual memory in general. This idea is illustrated through memories of holocaust survivors as they construct themselves in a particular biography of an Israeli child. Holocaust memories are then connected [...]
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Atheism in Christianity: "Only an atheist can be a good Christian; only a Christian can be a good atheist"

Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities in conjunction with Verso Press Saturday 17 October 2009 In the long unavailable Atheism in Christianity, Ernst Bloch provides an original historical examination of Christianity in an attempt to find its social roots. He pursues a detailed study of the Bible and its long standing fascination for “ordinary and unimportant” people. In [...]
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