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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. Ukraine Is Palestine, Not Israel
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    Ukraine Is Palestine, Not Israel

    Sep 14, 2022 Slavoj Žižek explains why the war must be framed in universal terms, rather than as a defense of Europe.

  2. Ukraine’s Tale of Two Colonizations
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    Ukraine’s Tale of Two Colonizations

    Aug 30, 2022 Slavoj Žižek warns that the country is facing not just violent occupation but also Western neoliberal expropriation.

  3. Degeneracy, Depravity, and the New Right
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    Degeneracy, Depravity, and the New Right

    Aug 17, 2022 Slavoj Žižek shows how the movement is widening its appeal by openly appealing to adherents' worst impulses.

  4. What the “Woke” Left and the Alt-Right Share
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    What the “Woke” Left and the Alt-Right Share

    Aug 3, 2022 Slavoj Žižek sees each movement as an expression of capitalism's triumph over class struggle.

  5. The Betrayal of the Left
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    The Betrayal of the Left

    Jul 11, 2022 Slavoj Žižek laments the lack of solidarity with those risking their lives to stand up to powerful aggressors.

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    Core Dangers for the Fed and China

    Stephen S. Roach

    Just as a fixation on core inflation can mislead central banks, as it has done with the US Federal Reserve, the power of a “core leader” like China’s Xi Jinping is a recipe for misdirected and ultimately unsustainable policy regimes. The very notion of a core adds a false sense of precision when addressing complex problems.

    thinks the US central bank and Chinese governance share a conceptual weakness leading to major policy blunders.
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    Amazon’s Satanic Mills

    Antara Haldar sees recent unionization efforts as a welcome response to an unethical and inhumane business model.
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    Asia’s Captive Market for Migrant Labor

    M. Niaz Asadullah highlights how an entrenched alliance of politicians, bureaucrats, and business elites is exploiting workers.
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    In Search of a Development Plan for Asia

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng argue that bottom-up institutions – not top-down strategies – are the key to regional integration.
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    Giorgia Meloni’s Moment

    Bill Emmott sees little difference between the Brothers of Italy’s program and that of recent right-wing governments.
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    America’s Education Emergency

    Michael R. Strain calls for urgent action to make up for pandemic learning loss in light of dismal new test scores.
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    God Save the Pound?

    Andrés Velasco explains why sterling is plummeting when economic theory says it should be soaring.
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    Preparing for the Long War

    Mark Leonard thinks Europeans should plan for a prolonged conflict despite Ukraine’s recent gains.
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    Realizing a Free and Open Indo-Pacific

    Abe Shinzō

    Less than a month before he was assassinated, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister set out his vision for the region. He buttressed his case by comparing China’s growing threats against Taiwan to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

    set out his vision for the region less than one month prior to his assassination in July.

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