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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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Women, Life, Freedom, and the Left
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    Women, Life, Freedom, and the Left

    Oct 5, 2022 Slavoj Žižek shows how four recent news events highlight the failings of Western progressives to counter the far right.

  5. 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.

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    Russia’s Financial Crisis Must Come Sooner

    Simon Johnson shows why a low price cap for the country’s crude exports would render the Kremlin’s war economy untenable.
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    QE with Chinese Characteristics?

    Andrew Sheng & Xiao Geng urge China to use monetary policy to tackle some of the biggest challenges it faces.
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    Why Europe and Latin America Need Each Other

    Josep Borrell

    In a world of giants, the EU and Mercosur together represent just 10% of the world’s population and 20% of global GDP. If either wants to wield global influence, it needs the other, making the EU-Mercosur trade agreement a strategic imperative.

    urge European Union and Latin American leaders to revive momentum toward a long-overdue trade agreement.
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    Let the WTO Referee Carbon Border Taxes

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how a revived World Trade Organization can play a central role in combating climate change.
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    Elon Musk’s Not-so-Hidden Agenda

    Jason Stanley thinks the mogul's takeover of Twitter reflects his interest in destroying all democratic information spaces.
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    Saadia Zahidi on government spending, debt distress, the Iran protests, and more

    Saadia Zahidi argues that social-safety nets must be customized and targeted to ensure efficiency, advocates a more responsible approach to deficit reduction and fiscal consolidation, describes the complex recipe for helping countries reap the benefits of greater female labor-force participation, and more.
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    The Birth of a New International Order

    Joschka Fischer sees global great-power relations taking shape around a Sino-American dominated pentarchy.
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    The World Cup Syndrome

    Raj Persaud reflects on the effects that loving the “beautiful game” can have on one’s health and finances.
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    Rebooting the World Bank

    Suma Chakrabarti & Chris Humphrey outline key reforms that could help the institution regain the trust of developing countries.

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