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Slavoj Zizek: Catastrophic But Not Serious

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Tariq Ali: From Cairo to Madison – The Arab Revolution and a World in Motion

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In London and Athens, protesters are rekindling the true European spirit

by Costas Douzinas from The Guardian Dual identities create tensions. I was born in Greece but have lived most of my life in Britain. When I arrived in London, after the fall of the Greek dictatorship in 1974, I was told in no uncertain terms by an elderly gentleman walking his bulldog that Britain does not belong [...]
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Not Crushed, Merely Ignored

by Tariq Ali from: London Review of Books A Kashmiri lawyer rang me last week in an agitated state. Had I heard about the latest tragedies in Kashmir? I had not. He was stunned. So was I when he told me in detail what had been taking place there over the last three weeks. As far as [...]
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No New Deal is Possible

by Antonio Negri from: Radical Philosophy John Maynard Keynes was a gentleman ? that is, an honest bourgeois, not a petty-bourgeois like Proudhon, or an ideologue, but an easy man ? and when political economy was still concerned with the political ordering of market and society every classical economist knew this. Keynes thought that knowledge functioned factually [...]
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More Evidence of an Emerging Military Dictatorship in Iran

by Scott Horton from Harper’s New York Times editor Bill Keller speculated that the Green Revolution in Iran would cement the position of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Others saw another confrontation in which the clerical party had triumphed over reformers. Both of these analyses now seem wide of the mark. The latest developments in Iran provide more evidence [...]
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Bedeutung interviews Noam Chomsky

by Alexandros Stavrakas from Bedeutung Magazine In the context of Bedeutung’s fourth and forthcoming issue, titled Intellectuals & Masses, editor Alex Stavrakas interviewed Noam Chomsky. The well-known linguist and vocal critic of capitalism speaks about American politics and Obama, the financial crisis, religious faith, the US’s role as a hegemonic power and, even, the move from [...]
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Žižek – BBC HARDTALK interview

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Slavoj Žižek – We’re only human: Ideology in Holywood today

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Conversations with Žižek

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Tribute to Giovanni Arrighi

by Tom Reifer from the New Left Review Of the minds produced by the international left in the second half of the twentieth century, few have been the equal, in historical imagination, architectonic scope and conceptual clarity, to Giovanni Arrighi, whose work will be read and reflected on for the rest of this century. We publish below [...]
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Bataille, Breton and Lenin

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Added to Bedeutung Library / Academic – available to download for free

Click on the author’s name to be redirected to the Bedeutung Library / Academic site where the titles are available Theodor Adorno Minima Moralia Hanna Arendt The Origins of Totalitarianism Etienne Balibar Politics and the Other Scence Jean Baudrillard Forget Foucault Sigmund Freud The Complete Works of Freud Simon Critchley Infinitely Demanding: Ethics of Commitment, Politics of Resistance The Book of Dead Philosophers Ernesto Laclau Emancipation(s) Chantal Mouffe The Democratic Paradox Gramsci and [...]
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Slavoj Žižek – First as Tragedy, Then As Farce

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First as Tragedy, Then as Farce

by Slavoj Žižek The title of this book is intended as an elementary IQ test for the reader: if the first association it generates is the vulgar anti-communist cliche-”You are right-today, after the tragedy of twentieth-century totalitarianism, all the talk about a return to communism can only be farcical!”-then I sincerely advise you to stop here. [...]
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Democracy and Disappointment: a Critchley – Badiou debate added to the Bedeutung Library / Academic

Slought Foundation, Philadelphia, the Departments of Romance Languages, History, and English, and the Program in Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania, are pleased to announce a public conversation between Alain Badiou and Simon Critchley on Thursday, November 15th, 2007 from 7:00-9:00pm. This event, the next installment of the “Conversations in Theory” series, features a [...]
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Slavoj Žižek – Democracy Now! October 15. 2009

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Q&A: Berlusconi v the courts

from the BBC Italy’s top court has ruled that a law that granted Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and other top officials immunity from prosecution while in office is unconstitutional. The ruling means that trials against Mr Berlusconi could resume. What was the immunity law? Read more
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Something New on the Mall

by Michael Tomaskyfrom the NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS We have never seen, at least in the modern history of the United States, a right-wing street-protest movement. Conservatives who oppose Roe v. Wade march on Washington every January 22, the anniversary of that 1973 decision; but aside from that single issue and that single day, the [...]
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Myth of the Global Safety Net

by Jan Bremanfrom the NEW LEFT REVIEW Media reports on the economic meltdown have mainly concentrated on the impact of the crisis on the rich nations, with little concern for the mass of the population living in what used to be called the Third World. The current view seems to be that the setbacks in these [...]
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