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Downstream: We Must Get Ready For An Emergency w/ Slavoj Žižek

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Slavoj Žižek is perhaps the most famous living Marxist philosopher. This year he will publish three books on topics ranging from the nature of freedom to his deeply pessimistic view of the future.

Slavoj sat down with Aaron for a typically provocative, freewheeling and humorous conversation spanning ideas from Stalinism to Zionism to Eurocentrism. He explains why he’s a “law and order leftist”, why popular movements like the Arab Spring don’t excite him, and what he thinks of the deepening stalemate between Russia and Ukraine.

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