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Slavoj Zizek: Catastrophic But Not Serious

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Badiou/Zizek: Philosophy in the Present

To mark our comeback, after a long period of inactivity, here’s a copy of Philosophy in the Present by Alain Badiou & Slavoj Zizek.
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Slavoj Žižek – Living in the End Times

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‘First they called me a joker, now I am a dangerous thinker’ // Slavoj Zizek talks to The Times of India

Slavoj Zizek is an unusual philosopher with unfashionably inflexible left-wing views. He also loves Hollywood classics. The 59-year-old academic has written more than 30 books on subjects as diverse as Alfred Hitchcock, Lenin and 9/11. A self-proclaimed Leninist, the Slovenian thinker believes that “communism will triumph finally”. On his first visit to India this week, [...]
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Denial: The Liberal Utopia

by Slavoj Zizek from Lacan Dot Com I. Through the Glasses Darkly (revisited, enlarged and re-edited) John Carpenter’s They Live (1988), one of the neglected masterpieces of the Hollywood Left, is a true lesson in critique of ideology. It is the story of John Nada – Spanish for “nothing”! -, a homeless laborer who finds work on a [...]
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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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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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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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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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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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Slavoj Žižek – First as Tragedy, Then As Farce

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Slavoj Žižek / Pordenonelegge Literary Festival 2009

Slavoj Žižek in conversation with Pierpaolo Antonello at the 2009 edition of ‘Pordenonelegge’, a Literary Festival held in Pordenone, Italy. September 2009. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bojWw-KfDW4&feature=PlayList&p=70B140E03A8C4EBD&index=0&playnext=1]
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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 Negative Dialectics The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception Giorgio Agamben Metropolis Georges Bataille Visions of Excess: Selected Writings, 1927-1939 Walter Benjamin Illuminations Gilles Deleuze Having an Idea in Cinema Michel Foucault This is Not a Pipe Security, Territory, Population Discipline and Punish The Hermeneutics of the Subject Ian Hacking The [...]
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“I am a Leninist. Lenin wasn’t afraid to dirty his hands. If you can get power, grab it”

Interview with Slavoj Žižek: full transcript by Jonathan Derbyshire from the New Statesman NS: What relationship, if any, do you think your work has to the mainstream, normative, liberal political philosophy done in English and American universities? SZ: I noticed something — maybe I’m just generalising this; I don’t know to what extent this is a rule– I noticed [...]
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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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Holywood Today: Report from an Ideological Frontline

by Slavoj Žižekfrom LACAN.COM Ideology in Hollywood? Let’s begin, quite arbitrarily, with Michael Apted’s Enigma (2001, scenario by Tom Stoppard, based on the novel by Robert Harris), which takes place in 1943, among the cryptanalysts at Bletchley Park working day and night to crack the German “Enigma” code. They are rejoined by Tom Jericho, a troubled [...]
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Slavoj Žižek – Democracy Now! October 15. 2009

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Slavoj Žizek – Anti-Semitism, Anti-Semite and Jew 2009

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