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Slavoj Zizek

Society is Unconscious

George Elerick | Posted 03.28.2016 | Religion
George Elerick

The idea behind deconstruction is to deconstruct the workings of strong nation-states with powerful immigration policies, to deconstruct the rhetoric ...

Best Meditation Teacher

Ira Israel | Posted 08.22.2016 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

...there may actually be puritanical fanatics of conscience who even prefer to lie down and die on a certain nothing than an uncertain something. ~ Ni...

Philosopher Slavoj Žižek on His Hero Malcolm X

Tavis Smiley | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics
Tavis Smiley

Professor Žižek shares his deep admiration for Malcolm X, whose insights Žižek believes reached the height of contemporary philosophy.

Anti-Semitism and Israel's Moral Imperative

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 05.06.2016 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

One would think that those who suffered persecution as much as the Jews would treat others with care and sensitivity. That the victim can become a victimizer is painful to face, but it is a reality nonetheless.

The Subversive Act of the Love Story

Creston Davis | Posted 01.26.2015 | Politics
Creston Davis

Given our limited compressed capitalist time, that we are forced to rely on the corporate media to give us "reality" in overly simplistic, even insulting terms. What act could we commit ourselves to that would break with this reigning ideological propaganda machine? I submit to you the love story.

How White People Should Write About Ferguson

Julie Mannell | Posted 10.22.2014 | Impact
Julie Mannell

Perhaps instead we should consciously endeavor to support the discourse about the experiences of people of color in 2014 written by actual people of color.

Robin Williams' Suicide Tells America What It Doesn't Want to Know

Creston Davis | Posted 10.19.2014 | Denver
Creston Davis

I think of Williams and many of the characters he has "acted" throughout his extraordinary career, and how they found a place for me to feel at home in a culture whose history is most basically about the up-rooting of the very concept of "home."

10 Things You Should Know Before Your First Ayahuasca Ceremony

Ira Israel | Posted 08.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Hats off to Bob Morris for his ruthlessly whitebread, antiseptic article in the Sunday Styles section of the New York Times! Glamorizing ayahuasca with celebrity quotes and citing the LA Weekly in calling it "exceedingly trendy" is irresponsible on so many levels!

Defending Zizek?

Dave Harvilicz | Posted 08.09.2014 | Education
Dave Harvilicz

Not that he wants or needs it, but Rebecca Schuman recently pleaded with us to stop worshipping Slavoj Zizek after he referred to most students "boring idiots.

Can Things Be Too Good?

Saeid Fard | Posted 03.12.2014 | Technology
Saeid Fard

Some people might think I am conflating too many problems into one. Maybe I am, but whatever the web of systemic influences might be, I think we will see in coming times more examples of cultural backlashes against "too goods."

The Basic Economical Psychology of Love and Desirability

Alissa Fleck | Posted 02.25.2014 | Science
Alissa Fleck

Why is it the more we perceive someone as being prized or "in demand," romantically-speaking, the more we are drawn to them (lurking variables aside)?

Communists Meet Gangnam Style: Alain Badiou and Slavoj Žižek in South Korea

John R. Eperjesi | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
John R. Eperjesi

The irony of holding an event on communism and Marxism in Gangnam, the zone of gaudy consumerism made famous by Psy, was lost on no one. This irony was compounded by the fact that Gangnam is only 35 miles away from the DMZ.

Something Radical: The Global Center of Advanced Studies

George Elerick | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
George Elerick

"Philosophy should be about liberation and resurrection and not about conforming to a sad aesthetic society of suburban death that the wealthy colleges and universities only ever reproduce."

This Is Not A Blog

Ira Israel | Posted 08.21.2016 | Arts
Ira Israel

Are we witnessing a new epoch of exceptionally bright and gifted directors, writers, and actors infusing pop culture with winks to high culture or possibly converging the two?

Žižek, 'Zero Dark Thirty' And Torture

Michael J. Broyde | Posted 04.07.2013 | Religion
Michael J. Broyde

To be clear: We are not writing in support of torture; our issue is rather with Žižek's moral reasoning. Does torture work? We do not know and leave the matter for experts to decide.

The Slavoj Zizek Show in Korea

John R. Eperjesi | Posted 08.29.2012 | Home
John R. Eperjesi

I was caught off guard by Zizek's lecture. This supposed Lacanian madman spent the better part of two hours talking about a rather old-fashioned though still important New Left category: ideology.

What If Eating Sustainable Seafood Doesn't Matter?

Time | Posted 02.01.2012 | Home

The first thing you need to know about Slavoj Zizek, the world’s most influential philosopher who is still alive, is that he is crazy. You can’t u...

Slavoj Zizek Joins Occupy Wall Street

The Huffington Post | Amy Lee | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home

Occupy Wall Street got some Slovenian philosopher star power on Sunday, as Marxist academic Slavoj Zizek joined the movement. "We are not destroyi...

The English Riots: Just Meaningless Sound and Fury?

Thomas Ferguson | Posted 10.24.2011 | World
Thomas Ferguson

Slavoj Zizek is right about one important fact: Repetition is a basic feature of social history. Unfortunately, it's not, as St. Augustine thought, the mother of learning.

Shoplifters Of The World Unite

London Review Of Books | Slavoj Zizek | Posted 10.19.2011 | World

Repetition, according to Hegel, plays a crucial role in history: when something happens just once, it may be dismissed as an accident, something that ...

Does The Church Have A Future?

George Elerick | Posted 07.08.2011 | Religion
George Elerick

For centuries, the psychology of the Church has camped out in two areas: psychosis or neurosis. This cause of psychosis stems from the reality that somewhere along the line the Church replaced God.

No Clash of Civilizations Here

Annelle Sheline | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Annelle Sheline

The past few weeks saw a barrage of previously ludicrous headlines: "Constitutional Amendments Finalized in Egypt" "Yemen's President Agrees to Term...

Getting from A to Z: Why Animal Activists Should Support Incremental Reforms to Help Animals

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bruce Friedrich

Not supporting welfare reforms is both speciesist and counterproductive. And while saying "all or nothing" might make us feel pure, it hurts animals.

Mubarak's Tom and Jerry Moment

John Jackson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Jackson

As the Egyptian dictator hangs suspended in the air, politicians across the Middle East, Europe and America are holding their breath.

Radical Buddhism And The Paradox Of Acceptance

Ethan Nichtern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Ethan Nichtern

Practical transformation is what Buddhist practice is all about. To practice meditation consistently is to push back hard against the tidal wave of materialism that is quite literally killing the planet.