Slavoj Žižek

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Slavoj Žižek
Born21 March 1949
Ljubljana, Slovenia, Yugoslavia
Political orientationImperialism

Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher, theorist and public intellectual. Although he identifies as a communist, he rejects actually existing socialist states, and is particularly against Stalin.[1]

Žižek supports NATO and supported its bombing of Yugoslavia in 1999.[2] More recently, he supported the US-backed coup government of Ukraine against the Russian efforts to de-Nazify the region,[3] compared Russia to Nazi Germany,[4] and said Russia wanted to colonize Europe.[5]

Anti-communism[edit | edit source]

Žižek considers Marxism–Leninism worse than Nazism and believes that Mao starved "tens of millions to death."[6]

Role in Yugoslav counterrevolution[edit | edit source]

Žižek returned to Yugoslavia from France in 1985 after completing his second Ph.D. and joined the Western-backed color revolution movement. He was the main columnist for the anti-communist magazine Mladina. He cofounded the Liberal Democracy party and ran for president of secessionist Slovenia in 1990.[6]

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References[edit | edit source]

  1. "‘20th Century Communism’ by Slavoj Žižek" (2022-04-13).
  2. Nikos Mottas (2022-07-01). "Slavoj Žižek, an apologist of Capitalism disguised as "Marxist philosopher"" In Defense of Communism. Archived from the original on 2022-07-01. Retrieved 2022-07-02.
  3. Slavoj Žižek (2022-06-21). "Pacifism is the wrong response to the war in Ukraine" The Guardian. Archived from the original on 2022-07-06. Retrieved 2022-07-16.
  4. Emanuele Saccarelli (2022-07-15). "A wolf in clown’s clothing: Philosopher Slavoj Žižek pens shameful pro-imperialist op-eds in the Guardian" World Socialist Web Site. Retrieved 2022-07-16.
  5. Jonathan Cook (2022-06-23). "A Lemming Leading the Lemmings: Zizek and the Terminal Collapse of the Anti-War Left" MintPress News. Archived from the original on 2022-07-15. Retrieved 2022-10-27.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Gabriel Rockhill (2023-01-02). "Capitalism’s Court Jester: Slavoj Žižek" CounterPunch. Archived from the original on 2023-01-31. Retrieved 2023-02-05.