Slavoj Žižek

Economics

Corruption for everybody!

What the wallstreetbets story tells us

By Slavoj Žižek

Politics

Trump’s barber paradox

Can the President pardon himself?

By Slavoj Žižek

Europe

The thin line between Zionism and anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism is alive and well — and in some surprising places

By Slavoj Žižek

Internet

Human sexuality is innately perverse

Even when I am alone with my partner, my sexual interaction with them is inextricably intertwined with my fantasies

By Slavoj Žižek

Internet

Free Julian Assange — his fate is inextricably tied to our own

We are dealing with the basic meaning of our freedom and human rights

By Slavoj Žižek

Art

Don’t insult Joker by comparing him to Trump

What Todd Phillips’s film tells us about protest movements

By Slavoj Žižek

Books

The Nobel Committee honors an apologist for genocide

Peter Handke has compared Bosnian Serbs laying the siege on Sarajevo with Native Americans laying siege on a camp of white colonizers

By Slavoj Žižek

Greta Thunberg is no genius – she’s an apostle

She just repeats the same simple message again and again

By Slavoj Žižek

Politics

Trump will be re-elected because of left-liberal stupidity

Through all his shocking vulgarities, he is providing his followers with a narrative which makes sense

By Slavoj Žižek

Science & Tech

How to boil a frog

Cyril Ramaphosa’s versatile simile has much to teach us

By Slavoj Žižek

China

In defense of treason

If we really care for the fate of the people who compose our nations, our motto should be: America last, China last, Russia last

By Slavoj Žižek

Art

Transgender dogma is naive and incompatible with Freud

Many observers noticed a tension in LGBT+ ideology between social constructivism and (some kind of biological) determinism

By Slavoj Žižek

Art

Let’s not demystify the vagina, please

In eroticism, there is only a small step from the sublime to the ridiculous

By Slavoj Žižek

Art

Slavoj Žižek: Roma is being celebrated for all the wrong reasons

It may be an instant classic, but it’s being widely misread

By Slavoj Žižek

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