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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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Post-Wall

by Slavoj Žižek from The London Review of Books It is commonplace, 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, to hear the events of that time described as miraculous, a dream come true, something one couldn’t have imagined even a couple of months beforehand. Free elections in Poland with Lech Walesa as president: who would [...]
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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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20 Years of Collapse

by Slavoj Žižek from The New York Times Today is the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. During this time of reflection, it is common to emphasize the miraculous nature of the events that began that day: a dream seemed to come true, the Communist regimes collapsed like a house of cards, and the [...]
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