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Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek is international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities

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When It Comes to ISSI, We Need to Talk about Turkey

The so-called “war on terror” has become a clash within each civilisation, in which every side pretends to fight Isis in order to hit its true enemy.

Slavoj Žižek ·


Greece: The Courage of Hopelessness

Greece is not being asked to swallow many bitter pills in exchange for a realistic plan of economic revival, they are asked to suffer so that others in the European Union can go on dreaming their dream undisturbed.

Slavoj Žižek ·



Anger in Bosnia, But This Time the People Can Read Their Leaders' Ethnic Lies

Protesters were carrying three flags side by side – Bosnian, Serb and Croat, brought together by a radical demand for justice

Slavoj Žižek ·


If Nelson Mandela Really Had Won, He Wouldn't Be Seen as a Universal Hero

Mandela must have died a bitter man. To honor his legacy, we should focus on the unfulfilled promises his leadership gave rise to

Slavoj Žižek ·


Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot's Prison Letters to Slavoj Žižek

Pussy Riot's Nadezhda Tolokonnikova is currently in a prison hospital in Siberia; here she and Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek meet in an extraordinary exchange of letters

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova ·


Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Julian Assange: Our New Heroes

As the NSA revelations have shown, whistleblowing is now an essential art. It is our means of keeping 'public reason' alive

Slavoj Žižek ·


Zero Dark Thirty: Hollywood's Gift to American Power

Many have pointed out that Kathryn Bigelow's film endorses torture. But why has such a film been made now?

Slavoj Žižek ·

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