Saturday, January 09, 2016

Slavoj Žižek- If Communism Failed How do we Avoid the Cynical Conclusion that Capitalism Won?

Slavoj Žižek: FAQ-Room 2 - 19. November 2015

"The recent events in Greece - the forced capitulation Syriza - have once again made ​​it clear where the key problems of today's leftists are: How can we ever imagine a perspective that actually weakens the power of global capital? Specifically: What happens if one is elected "radical left" government? What can they really do? How can they avoid the social democratic compromise without falling into the state socialist trap?"- Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek, born in 1949 in Ljubljana, is a professor of philosophy at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and teaches at Birkbeck College for the Humanities in London. His brilliant publications and equally inspiring and entertaining performances have triggered as much euphoric approval as wild condemnation. But undeniable, he is one of the most influential intellectuals and analysts of the 21st century and the most important thinker of the New Left.

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