Zizek’s lecture transcripts

2016 May 27th, Slavoj Žižek: Am I a Philosopher? International Žižek Studies Conference. 2003 April 14th, Too Much Democracy, Columbia University. 1999 December 15th, Laugh Yourself to Death: The new wave of Holocaust comedies!, Lunds Universitet. 1999 November 15th, Human Rights and Its Discontents, Bard College: Olin Auditorium. 1999 October 28th, The Matrix, or, the Two Sides of Perversion, Inside the Matrix: International Symposium at the Center for Art and Media, Karlsruhe. 1999 August, The Superego and the Act, European Graduate School.[ …]

Democracy and Capitalism Are Destined to Split Up (transcript)

Transcript below. People often ask me: ‘how can you be so stupid and still proclaim yourself a communist. What do you mean by this?’ Well, I have always to emphasize that, first, I am well aware that – let’s call it like this – the twentieth century’s over. Which means that all, not only communists solution, but all the big leftist projects of the twentieth century failed. Not only Stalinist communism, although there its failure[ …]