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A Cup of Decaf Reality

[amazon asin=B00005JMHB&text=The Real Cancun] (2003), the first ever “reality movie,” follows sixteen people together for eight days in a beachfront Cancun villa for the ultimate Spring Break vacation. The movie which was advertised with “NO SCRIPTS. NO ACTORS. NO RULES. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN ON SPRING BREAK, AND IT DID.”, fared Read more…

By Slavoj Žižek, ago

“The Big Other Doesn’t Exist”

In the “Oedipus complex,” parricide (and incest with the mother) is the unconscious desire of all ordinary (male) subjects, since the paternal figure prevents access to the maternal object, disturbs our symbiosis with it, while Oedipus himself is the exceptional figure, the One who effectively did it. In T&T [Freud’s Read more…

By Slavoj Žižek, ago
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Attempts to Escape the Logic of Capitalism; On the Political Tragedy of Vaclav Havel

[Review of [amazon asin=B01K0TINR2&text=Václav Havel: A Political Tragedy in Six Acts] by John Keane] In 1974, Paul Theroux visited Vietnam, after the peace agreement and the withdrawal of the US Army, but before the Communist takeover. He writes about it in [amazon asin=0141189142&text=The Great Railway Bazaar]. A couple of hundred Read more…

By Slavoj Žižek, ago

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