Slavoj Žižek on ‘The Avengers,’ Kim Kardashian, spiritualized hedonism
10.09.2012
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Luca Del Baldo’s portrait of Zizek. It really captures the spittle, don’t you think?
 
I really like Slavoj Žižek. I get that a lot of Leftists think he’s more flash than philosopher, but maybe the left needs a little theater now and then. The Elvis of Cultural Theory? Okay. Maybe those three-hour Noam Chomsky lectures have just lost their luster for me.

No matter your opinion of Žižek’s public persona, First As Tragedy, Then As Farce and Living in the End Times are incredibly engaging, thought-provoking reads.

This interview came out in May, and I’m not sure how I missed it—the bit about never watching the movies he critiques is pretty classic. Most importantly though, he thinks Canada should invade the US and force us to do Hunger Games. I got yer ideology right here!
 

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