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We'll Need to Raft the Rose Way for a While

Jack didn’t get on the life-saving wooden debris in Titanic. Rose rode out the crisis alone. That’s the image that’s called for, according to some research… 117 more words

Capitalism

First As Tragedy, Then As Farce by Slavoj Žižek

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From the tragedy of 9/11 to the farce of the financial meltdown.

Billions of dollars were hastily poured into the global banking system in a frantic attempt at financial stabilisation. 137 more words

Books

Reading: Event by Slavoj Žižek

“What is really happening when something happens?” says on the book cover.. The notion of “event” has been on my mind since the discussion this February during the Psychological Winter School organized yearly by the Saint-Petersburg State University. 385 more words

Inspiration

Patrick Kavanagh, the Bard of Sexual Frustration and Bad Faith

As it is St. Patrick’s Day, it is opportune to look back on one of the greatest Irish poetic works of the 20th century, Patrick Kavanagh’s “ 974 more words

Global communism or the jungle law: Žižek’s Coronavirus shitposting for Communism

Žižek chastises media, operating in today’s global capitalist order, for stoking panic even as they ask audiences not to panic while relaying updates about the alarming disappearance of toilet rolls from store shelves as Coronavirus fears grip the overstimulated public imagination. 724 more words

Global Communism or the Jungle Law: Žižek’s Coronavirus Shitposting for Communism

Žižek chastises media, operating in today’s global capitalist order, for stoking panic even as they ask audiences not to panic while relaying updates about the alarming disappearance of toilet rolls from store shelves as Coronavirus fears grip the overstimulated public imagination. 725 more words