Capitalism’s Court Jester: Slavoj Žižek

The confusions of Zizek are sad to watch but given the sterile confusions of the left he tokens the end of the Bolshevik era and the need for a new left that is able to debrief Marxism without giving up the path to postcapitalist socialism.

One of the most prominent intellectuals in the contemporary world was named to the list of the “Top 100 Global Thinkers” in Foreign Policy magazine in 2012. He shares this distinction with the likes of Dick Cheney, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Benjamin Netanyahu, and former Mossad director Meir Dagan. The theorist’s best idea—according to this well-known publication that is a virtual arm of the U.S. State Department—is that “the big revolution the left is waiting for will never come.”

Source: Capitalism’s Court Jester: Slavoj Žižek – CounterPunch.org

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