I remember when, in this paper’s excellent Weekend magazine’s Q & A, Slavoj Žižek was asked to “tell us a secret”, he replied: “Communism will win.” I don’t think anyone familiar with Žižek’s writings will think he was joking, but just in case you thought the matter needed clarification, here it is, in book form. We know something is rotten with society, as the financial crisis shows, but what to do with it? The answer, he says at the close of his book, is simple: revive communism.
Žižek makes a plea to disillusioned communists: “Do not be afraid, join us, come back! You’ve had your anti-communist fun, and you are pardoned for it – time to get serious again!”
Zizek’s First as Tragedy, Then as Farce is Nick Lezard’s choice for The Guardian: “Revel in the way he can zero in on the absurdities and contradictions of the modern world
October 26, 2009 by versouk