Slavoj Žižek

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First reported 11 mins ago - Updated 11 mins ago - 1 reports

Philosophers still vital to our high-tech world

Last year a report from Harvard University set off alarm bells because it showed that the proportion of bachelor degree graduates in the United States who had majored in the humanities fell from 14 percent to 7 percent.Even elite universities like Harvard ... [Published Japan Times - 11 mins ago]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Don Quijones: “Uncreative” Destruction – The Troika’s Hostile Takeover of Europe

By Don Quijones, a freelance writer and translator based in Barcelona, Spain. His blog, Raging Bull-Shit , is a modest attempt to challenge some of the wishful thinking and scrub away the lathers of soft soap peddled by our political and business leaders ... [Published naked capitalism - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 14 2014 - Updated Apr 14 2014 - 1 reports

Dashiki Dialogues: A war between memory and truth

There must be something perverse in how we all gawked at Oscar Pistorius crying his guts out in court this week.As he all but curled up in a hot mess of puke and tears, I took a moment to observe how folks in our newsroom leapt out of their cubicles to ... [Published City Press - Apr 14 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 2 reports

Slavoj Žižek: What Europe can learn from Ukraine

, 9:52 p.m. |In November of 2013, protests erupted in Kyiv, eventually unseating Ukraine's Prime Minister. Now the country faces a decision about how to integrate with Western Europe.© Kostyantyn ChernichkinAs the European Parliament elections scheduled ... [Published KPNews.com - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 09 2014 - Updated Apr 09 2014 - 1 reports

Philosophy on Top

Exit from comment view mode. Click to hide this spaceMELBOURNE – Last year, a report from Harvard University set off alarm bells, because it showed that the proportion of students in the United States completing bachelor’s degrees in the humanities fell ... [Published Project Syndicate - Apr 09 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

Soapbox: Hostility towards black radical agenda hasn't changed

My friends argue that Jared Sacks's recent rejoinder to Andile Mngxitama's piece " How Malema became Mao'lema " should not be dignified with a reply; it would give him legitimacy as a worthy contributor to the progressive agenda of black liberation. To ... [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Apr 02 2014 - Updated Apr 02 2014 - 1 reports

To desire freedom is to desire the womb

"The Pervert's Guide to Ideology" (2012) is a documentary by Slavoj Zizek, the foremost philosopher in the Continental tradition who has made waves in the intelligentsia for two straight decades since publishing "The Sublime Object of Ideology."It is ... [Published Daily Beacon Online - Apr 02 2014]
First reported Mar 26 2014 - Updated Mar 26 2014 - 1 reports

Slavoj iek: a philosopher to sing about

He has been called the Elvis of philosophy and the Marx Brother, had a book of his philosophical jokes published in an edition of one by a conceptual artist and been linked via a viral internet hoax to Lady Gaga.It should perhaps come as no surprise, ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Mar 26 2014]
First reported Mar 21 2014 - Updated Mar 21 2014 - 1 reports

When gadgets and rationality fail to provide answers

These days I feel scared going to bed: who knows what would have vanished when I wake up? All around me abound silly scientific explanations sans evidence. I won’t call a man dead till I see a man dead or am explained the events leading up to it. Perhaps ... [Published DNA India - Mar 21 2014]
First reported Mar 20 2014 - Updated Mar 20 2014 - 1 reports

No gods, no masters: A reply to Andile Mngxitama

Over the past few months, a range of personas have been projected onto Julius Malema . He has been called everything from South Africa's Robert Mugabe to Pol Pot, Adolf Hitler and Thomas Sankara .Now he has become the reincarnation of chairperson Mao ... [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Mar 20 2014]
First reported Mar 13 2014 - Updated Mar 13 2014 - 1 reports

Soap Box: How Malema became Mao'lema

How did Julius Malema become Mao'lema? If you are not on any social media networks you may not know. Last Saturday during the launch of the election manifesto of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) in Thembisa, a magical moment presented itself in front ... [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Mar 13 2014]
First reported Feb 10 2014 - Updated Feb 10 2014 - 2 reports

Anger in Bosnia, but this time the people can read their leaders' ethnic lies | Slavoj Žižek

'The protesters' despair is authentic. One is tempted to paraphrase Mao Zedong: there is chaos in Bosnia, the situation is excellent!' Photograph: Sulejman Omerbasic/CorbisLast week, cities were burning in Bosnia-Herzegovina. It all began in Tuzla, a ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Feb 10 2014]

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Philosophers still vital to our high-tech world [Published Japan Times - 11 mins ago]
Don Quijones: “Uncreative” Destruction – The Tr... [Published naked capitalism - Apr 16 2014]
Dashiki Dialogues: A war between memory and truth [Published City Press - Apr 14 2014]
Making Sense of Nonsense and 'Assembling Flann ... [Published Pop Matters - Apr 14 2014]
Slavoj Žižek: What Europe can learn from Ukraine [Published KPNews.com - Apr 09 2014]
Is Europe Worthy of Ukraine? [Published Huffington Post - Apr 09 2014]
Philosophy on Top [Published Project Syndicate - Apr 09 2014]
Political language of Tk Mukosi and Mangoma’s s... [Published New Zimbabwe.com - Apr 09 2014]
Why Fight Modi At All? [Published Outlook India - Apr 07 2014]
The Insomnias of a Sleepless Dog [Published 3quarksdaily - Apr 07 2014]
The Rumsfeld Uncertainty Principle [Published Motherboard Magazine - Apr 04 2014]
Inside Zimbabwe’s dramatic madhouse [Published Zimbabwe Independent - Apr 04 2014]
Utopia or Bust [Published Christian Science Monitor - Apr 03 2014]
Laurie Penny: No wonder teens love stories abou... [Published New Statesman - Apr 03 2014]
Could a cockapoo save Ed Miliband? [Published Guardian.co.uk - Apr 02 2014]
Soapbox: Hostility towards black radical agenda... [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Apr 02 2014]
Social Fracture and the Rise of Racism in France [Published Global Research - Apr 02 2014]
To desire freedom is to desire the womb [Published Daily Beacon Online - Apr 02 2014]
International community must rally behind Bosni... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Mar 26 2014]
Slavoj iek: a philosopher to sing about [Published Guardian.co.uk - Mar 26 2014]
The conscience of Syria: An interview with acti... [Published open Democracy News Analysis - - Mar 26 2014]
Bosnia in revolt [Published Red Pepper - Mar 25 2014]
Five top doctoral theses honoured (Fuseworks) [Published Yahoo!Xtra - Mar 25 2014]
Debating the secular-communal divide [Published The Hindu - Mar 24 2014]
Boundaries and Subtleties: the Mysterious Power... [Published 3quarksdaily - Mar 24 2014]
Political participation and pleasurable pain in... [Published Malay Mail - Mar 22 2014]
Seminar on Democracy and Popular Legitimacy in ... [Published Aras an Uachterain - Mar 21 2014]
When gadgets and rationality fail to provide an... [Published DNA India - Mar 21 2014]
The Zombification of the West [Published RINF.com - Mar 20 2014]
No gods, no masters: A reply to Andile Mngxitama [Published Mail & Guardian Online - Mar 20 2014]
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Don Quijones: “Uncreative” Destruction – The Tr... [Published naked capitalism - Apr 16 2014]
By Don Quijones, a freelance writer and translator based in Barcelona, Spain. His blog, Raging Bull-Shit , is a modest attempt to challenge some of the wishful thinking and scrub away the lathers of soft soap peddled by our political and business leaders ...
The Insomnias of a Sleepless Dog [Published 3quarksdaily - Apr 07 2014]
by Tom Jacobs - Do you know the expression, “Let sleeping dogs lie?”  You are better off not knowing… - I have to know… - Very well… ~ from Polanski’s Chinatown   Midway upon the journey of our life I found myself within a forest dark, For the ...
Boundaries and Subtleties: the Mysterious Power... [Published 3quarksdaily - Mar 24 2014]
by Yohan J. John “Little does my lady dream / Rumpelstiltskin is my name!" Rumplestiltskin, by Anne Anderson. Image from Wikimedia Commons Of all the strange and wonderful fairy tales I encountered as a child, Rumpelstiltskin always struck me as ...
In a perfect world, UNICEF wouldn’t need a gimm... [Published AMERICAblog News| A great nation deserves the t ... - Mar 18 2014]
If giving up something as superfluous as your phone for ten minutes could provide something as critical as a day’s worth of drinking water to someone in need, would you do it? That’s the premise of UNICEF’s new Tap Project , where millennials like ...
From Greece to Ukraine, welcome to the new age ... [Published Comment is free | guardian.co.uk - Mar 04 2014]
The left can learn from recent popular uprisings – the Arab spring, Greece or Turkey – that have no leaders, parties or common ideology, then build on the energy and imagination these movements have created On 17 June 2011, I was invited to address ...
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