Philosopher Slavoj Žižek settles the “Is it OK to punch a Nazi?” question once and for all

“Is it OK to punch a Nazi?” is a question that has ricocheted around Twitter ever since Jan. 20, when “alt-right” provocateur and American white supremacist Richard Spencer got slugged on video by a masked protester during Donald Trump’s US presidential inauguration. Footage of the punch spread quickly around the internet, where it became a topic of much debate, a website and even a meme.  […] Quartz: So, is it OK to punch a Nazi?[ …]

Donald Trump’s topsy-turvy world

The most depressing aspect of the post-electoral period in the US is not the measures announced by the President-elect but the way the bulk of the Democratic Party is reacting to its historic defeat. Notably, its supporters oscillate between two extremes: the horror at the Big Bad Wolf called Trump and the obverse of this panic and fascination — the renormalization of the situation, the idea that nothing extraordinary happened, that it is just another[ …]

Zizek Interviews List

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 Nazi?” question once and for all, Interview with Taylor Wofford, Quartz. 2017 January 17th, Slavoj Zizek on Trump and Brexit, Interview with Matthew Amroliwala, BBC. 2017 January 11th, Žižek and the Double Blackmail, Interview with Douglas Lain, Zero Squared.[ …]

Lessons From the “Airpocalypse”

In December 2016, smog in big Chinese cities became so thick that thousands fled into the countryside, trying to reach a place where one could still see blue sky—this “airpocalypse” affected half a billion people. For those who remained, moving around began to resemble life in a post-apocalyptic movie: people walking around with large gas masks in a smog where even nearby trees were invisible. The class dimension played a crucial role: Before the authorities[ …]

Slavoj Žižek in 2016 – publications, articles, and interviews

Is something missing from the list below? Please link to the content/abstract in the comments section. Publications in Academic Journals Sexuality in the Posthuman Age Published Books 2016. Slavoj Žižek. Antigone. Bloomsbury Academic. 2016. Slavoj Žižek. Against the Double Blackmail . Allen Lane. 2016. Slavoj Žižek. Disparities. Bloomsbury Academic. 2016. Slavoj Žižek. The Wagnerian Sublime: Four Lacanian Readings of Classic Operas. Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Konig. Publications in Newspapers and Magazines The Left’s Fidelity to Castro-ation, In[ …]