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[ …]

Is Political Correctness a Solution — or a Desperate Cover-Up?

[Transcript below video.] I know that there is a lot of sexual harassment, racism and so on in our lives, and I don’t doubt that the majority of people who promote political correctness mean it sincerely. I’m not saying that. I’m not saying in the way of right-wing paranoia that they are evil people who want to destroy American way of life. I’m just saying this that the way they approach the problem is that[ …]

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[ …]

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology (transcript/subtitles)

They Live (1988) I’ll give you a choice: either put on these glasses or start eating that trashcan. I already am eating from the trashcan all the time. The name of this trashcan is ideology. The material force of ideology makes me not see what I am effectively eating. It’s not only our reality which enslaves us. The tragedy of our predicament when we are within ideology is that when we think that we escape[ …]

Zizek! (transcript/subtitles)

What would be my… how should I call it, spontaneous attitude towards the universe? It’s a very dark one. The first thesis would have been a kind of total vanity: there is nothing, basically. I mean it quite literally, like… ultimately…there are just some fragments, some vanishing things. If you look at the universe, it’s one big void. But then how do things emerge? Here, I feel a kind of spontaneous affinity with quantum physics,[ …]

Refugees, Conservatism, and Cultural Incompatibility

[Transcript below video.] We who try to be decent people are bombarded by some kind of moral political pressure from two sides. First there is the worst one, of course, this anti-immigrant populist side; like, ‘why should we even allow refugees in; it’s their fault; third world travel and so on, there are enough poor people here; they come from another civilization; it means conflict,’ and so on and so on. So there is all[ …]