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."

August 25, 2022
August 25, 2022

Degeneracy, Depravity, and the New Right

The mundane origin of the Kosovo crisis shows how easily a spark can be fanned into a conflagration.

August 4, 2022
August 4, 2022

What the 'Woke' Left and the Alt-Right Share

Western political correctness (“wokeness”) has displaced class struggle, producing a liberal elite that claims to protect threatened racial and sexual minorities in order to divert attention from its members’ own economic and political power. At the same time, this lie allows alt-right populists to present themselves as defenders of “real” people against corporate and “deep state” elites, even though they, too, occupy positions at the commanding heights of economic and political power.

July 18, 2022
July 18, 2022

The Betrayal of the Left

The left should maintain solidarity with those who resist aggressive, arbitrary power, whether in Ukraine or elsewhere.

March 27, 2022
March 27, 2022

From Cold War to Hot Peace

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we are entering a new phase of warfare and global politics. Aside from a heightened risk of nuclear catastrophe, we are already in a perfect storm of mutually reinforcing global crises—the pandemic, climate change, biodiversity loss, and food and water shortages.