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Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek

Writing for PS since 2022
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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, most recently, of Heaven in Disorder (OR Books, 2021).

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  1. Death or Glory in Russia
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    Death or Glory in Russia

    Feb 1, 2023 Slavoj Žižek traces the religious and intellectual roots of the Kremlin’s increasingly morbid war propaganda.

  2. Eating the Last Cannibal
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    Eating the Last Cannibal

    Dec 30, 2022 Slavoj Žižek worries about the implications of politicians openly embracing the dark side of modern civilization.

  3. Ethics on the Rocks
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    Ethics on the Rocks

    Nov 22, 2022 Slavoj Žižek laments the shifts toward illiberalism and intolerance on both the right and the left.

  4. The Orgy at the End of the World
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    The Orgy at the End of the World

    Oct 27, 2022 Slavoj Žižek says that while Ukrainians are signing up for group sex, it is Russia that has lost its claim to decency.

  5. The Ukraine Safari
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    The Ukraine Safari

    Oct 13, 2022 Slavoj Žižek laments that many Western leftists have followed the far right directly into the Kremlin’s hands.

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    Utopia or Bust

    J. Bradford DeLong considers our options for both expanding and effectively slicing the proverbial economic pie.
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    Germany’s Reckoning

    Helmut K. Anheier

    Germany is now grappling with a host of difficult questions about its place in the world, the nature of its politics, and its most cherished values. For a pacifist society in a new age of conflict and war, everything must change if things are to remain the same.

    traces the contours of the country's debate, triggered by the Ukraine war, about its strategic future.
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    Preempting a Generative AI Monopoly

    Diane Coyle urges policymakers to take steps to counter the anti-competitive implications of a rapidly emerging market.
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    Japan’s Strategic Imperative

    Joseph S. Nye, Jr. sees the country doubling down on its best option for ensuring national security and regional stability.
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    China’s Savings Conundrum

    Zhang Jun explains why – and how – the country must stimulate household consumption to achieve a robust recovery.
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    The Flight of the Inflation Hawks

    Though the US Federal Reserve’s first interest-rate hike of 2023 is smaller than those that preceded it, policymakers have signaled that more increases are on the way, despite slowing price growth. But there is good reason to doubt the utility – and fear the consequences – of continued rate hikes, on both sides of the Atlantic.

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    How to Transform African Agriculture

    Safia Boly & Omid Kassiri identify four principles that could help governments across the continent boost food security.
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    Making Ukrainian Victory Possible

    Josep Borrell explains why continued military support and other forms of assistance remain critical.
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    Death or Glory in Russia

    Slavoj Žižek traces the religious and intellectual roots of the Kremlin’s increasingly morbid war propaganda.

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