Interviews

Zizek Interviews List

2017 October 1st, The philosopher who invented the word ‘idiosyncratic’, Interview with Anja Steinbauer. 2017 March 1st, On the rise of Trump, the fall of the Democratic party, and the future of the global left, Interview with Travis Smiley. 2017 January 27th, Philosopher Slavoj Žižek settles the “Is it OK to punch a Read more…

By Ippolit Belinski, ago
- Newspapers and Magazines

Why Donald Trump is wrong about American history and liberals are wrong about the West

After the tragic events in the US following proposals to remove the statues of General Robert E Lee, the commander of the Confederate Army in the Civil War, Donald Trump claimed that as George Washington was also a slave-owner, the two can be equated. There is a figure of Southern gentleman popular even in “progressive” literature. Recall Read more…

By Slavoj Žižek, ago
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How did Trump really end up clashing with North Korea? By pursuing two contradictory foreign policies at the same time

The looming military conflict between the US and North Korea contains a double danger. Although both countries are for sure bluffing, and not anticipating an actual nuclear exchange, rhetoric never functions as mere rhetoric but can always run out of control. Furthermore, as many commentators have noticed, the weird thing Read more…

By Slavoj Žižek, ago