Tag Archives: Slavoj Žižek

What We Are Dealing With in this Land of Delusion.

We are dealing, then, with an absurdity that is not a quirk or an accident, but is fundamental to our character as people. The split between what we think and what we do is profound. — Wendell Berry, The Unsettling of America: … Continue reading

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It Is The Time of Monsters and We Keep Feeding the Monsters

“Perhaps the most succinct characterization of the epoch which began with the First World War is the well-known phrase attributed to Gramsci: “The old world is dying away, and the new world struggles to come forth: now is the time … Continue reading

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Universalism at Work, A Nice Idea

“Where we are fighting a tyrant, we are all universalists. We are immediately in solidarity with each other. That’s how you build universal solidarity … it’s the struggle for freedom. Here we have a direct proof that a) freedom is … Continue reading

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Icy Determination to Thoughtful Action

“We must resist the populist temptation to act out of anger and thus wound ourselves. Instead of such impotent acting out, we should control our fury and transform it into icy determination to think things through in a really radical … Continue reading

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