Slavoj Žižek

The Subject Supposed to Loot and Rape - Slavoj Žižek

Philosopher/psychoanalyst Slavoj Žižek examines the racist reaction to Hurricane Katrina, and argues there is a deeper logic at work, reflecting globalisation's simultaneous freeing of trade in commodities and segregation of people.

Jacques Lacan's Four Discourses - Slavoj Žižek

Jacques Lacan

Žižek in 'explores Lacanian theory' shocker.

Over the Rainbow Coalition - Slavoj Žižek

Obscene multiculturalism

Philosopher/psychoanalyst Slavoj Žižek reveals the intolerant kernel of liberal multiculturalism - tolerant of all except antagonism, that is the class antagonism that is the basis of capitalist society.

The Obscenity of Human Rights: Violence as Symptom - Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek

The anxious expectation that nothing will happen, that capitalism will go on indefinitely, the desperate demand to do something, to revolutionize capitalism, is a fake. The will to revolutionary change emerges as an urge, as an "I cannot do it otherwise," or it is worthless.

Multiculturalism or the cultural logic of multinational capitalism? - Slavoj Žižek

Bill Gates in Mozambique

The loopy leninist (lite) takes aim at the homogenous heterogenity of modern capitalism.

Against the double blackmail - Slavoj Žižek

Slobodan Milosevic, political blunder of the year

Madder than a Red Bull and Vodka fuelled Hen Party, the sloth of Slovenia gets rough and ready with Humanitarian Interventionism. The safe word is "McGuffin".

The parallax view: Karatani’s 'Transcritique. On Kant and Marx' - Slavoj Žižek

Kojin Karatani

The philosophical basis for social action, as recast in Kojin Karatani’s striking Transcritique. On Kant and Marx. Slavoj Žižek investigates the irreducible antinomies of production and circulation — or economics and politics — as envisioned from the gap in between.

Against human rights - Slavoj Žižek

Alibi for militarist interventions, sacralization for the tyranny of the market, ideological foundation for the fundamentalism of the politically correct: can the ‘symbolic fiction’ of universal rights be recuperated for the progressive politicization of actual socio-economic relations?

The depraved heroes of 24 are the Himmlers of Hollywood - Slavoj Žižek

Jack Bauer: not only tortures others but condones his superiors putting his own life at stake

In this short article Žižek shows how the popular TV series is essentially a reflection of newly acceptable fascistic behaviour - torture, expendability of subordinates - in the 'war on terror', concluding that "24's real problem [is] not the content itself but the fact that we are being told openly about it."