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The populist temptation

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classic Zizek

Žižek, S. (2017). The populist temptation. In Geiselberger, H. (ed) The Great Regression. Polity Press, pp. 185-196

185

[...] The Berlin Wall [...] signified that capitalism was not the only option, that an alternative to it, although a failed one, existed. By contrast, the walls that we see rising today [...] don't stand for the division between capitalism and communism but for a division that is strictly immanent to the global capitalist order. [...]

in the next sentence he describes it as "a nice Hegelian move" which is the most Zizek thing ever

—p.185 by Slavoj Žižek 1 year, 9 months ago

[...] The Berlin Wall [...] signified that capitalism was not the only option, that an alternative to it, although a failed one, existed. By contrast, the walls that we see rising today [...] don't stand for the division between capitalism and communism but for a division that is strictly immanent to the global capitalist order. [...]

in the next sentence he describes it as "a nice Hegelian move" which is the most Zizek thing ever

—p.185 by Slavoj Žižek 1 year, 9 months ago

a figure of speech in which an abstract thing is personified OR an imagined or absent person or thing is represented as speaking (literally, "mask-making")

186

ideological prosopopoeia is having a heyday: the markets have started to talk again as living persons, expressing their 'worry' at what will happen if the elections fail to produce a government with a mandate to continue with the programme of fiscal austerity

—p.186 by Slavoj Žižek
notable
1 year, 9 months ago

ideological prosopopoeia is having a heyday: the markets have started to talk again as living persons, expressing their 'worry' at what will happen if the elections fail to produce a government with a mandate to continue with the programme of fiscal austerity

—p.186 by Slavoj Žižek
notable
1 year, 9 months ago
191

[...] Why then should the left leave this field of nationalist passions to the radical right [...] Could the radical left not mobilize these same nationalist passions as a mighty weapons against the dominant force in today's global society, the increasingly unfettered reign of rootless financial capital? [...]

—p.191 by Slavoj Žižek 1 year, 9 months ago

[...] Why then should the left leave this field of nationalist passions to the radical right [...] Could the radical left not mobilize these same nationalist passions as a mighty weapons against the dominant force in today's global society, the increasingly unfettered reign of rootless financial capital? [...]

—p.191 by Slavoj Žižek 1 year, 9 months ago