Slavoj Žižek

Dr Slavoj Žižek, professor of philosophy at the European Graduate School, is international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities at the University of London and the author of "Heaven in Disorder."

Protests of despair

Today’s anti-war protests are but a desperate plea simply to stop the killing of Palestinians in Gaza.

3w ago

No barbarism without poetry

If our world is becoming full of poets and executioners, we need more judges and thinkers to counter the new tendency.

2m ago

The real dividing line in Israel-Palestine

The choice is not one hardline faction or the other; it is between fundamentalists and all those who still believe in the possibility of peaceful co-existence.

8m ago

Freedom without justice

If we believe that things will fall into place by just letting them take their course, we will end up with multiple catastrophes.

8m ago

In Russia and Israel, national derangement runs wild

Whenever a country’s social contract unravels, conditions become ripe for rumours and absurdities to circulate.

9m ago

Without whistleblowers, the West is lost

We need people like Assange to force such reckonings – to make us see “those in the darkness.”

11m ago

The Post-Human Desert

A massive expansion of AI capabilities is a serious threat to those in power – including those who develop, own, and control AI. It points to nothing less than the end of capitalism as we know it.

1y ago

The Dark Side of Neutrality

Those who would claim neutrality forfeit their standing to complain about the horrors of colonisation anywhere.

1y ago
May 18, 2024
May 18, 2024

Protests of despair

Today’s anti-war protests are but a desperate plea simply to stop the killing of Palestinians in Gaza.

April 10, 2024
April 10, 2024

No barbarism without poetry

If our world is becoming full of poets and executioners, we need more judges and thinkers to counter the new tendency.

October 16, 2023
October 16, 2023

The real dividing line in Israel-Palestine

The choice is not one hardline faction or the other; it is between fundamentalists and all those who still believe in the possibility of peaceful co-existence.

October 6, 2023
October 6, 2023

Freedom without justice

If we believe that things will fall into place by just letting them take their course, we will end up with multiple catastrophes.

September 4, 2023
September 4, 2023

In Russia and Israel, national derangement runs wild

Whenever a country’s social contract unravels, conditions become ripe for rumours and absurdities to circulate.

June 22, 2023
June 22, 2023

Without whistleblowers, the West is lost

We need people like Assange to force such reckonings – to make us see “those in the darkness.”

April 9, 2023
April 9, 2023

The Post-Human Desert

A massive expansion of AI capabilities is a serious threat to those in power – including those who develop, own, and control AI. It points to nothing less than the end of capitalism as we know it.

February 23, 2023
February 23, 2023

The Dark Side of Neutrality

Those who would claim neutrality forfeit their standing to complain about the horrors of colonisation anywhere.

February 2, 2023
February 2, 2023

Death or Glory in Russia

Russia’s reversion to warlordism is fuelled by a religious fundamentalism.

January 2, 2023
January 2, 2023

Eating the Last Cannibal

For political figures like Trump and Putin, courage is redefined as a willingness to break the state’s laws if the state’s own interests – or their own – demand it. The implication is that civilisation endures only if there are brave patriots who will do the dirty work. This is a decidedly right-wing form of “heroism.” It is easy to act nobly on behalf of one’s country – short of sacrificing one’s life for it – but only the strong of heart can bring themselves to commit crimes for it.

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