Slavoj Zizek on riots, in the style of Nancy Sinatra

13/09/2011 | Posted in: Comment

 

 

 

Popstar Stalinist Slavoj Zizek in the London Review of Books on recent riots.

Lots of fair statements, some good points (e.g. “the fact that the rioters have no programme is itself …to be interpreted”) and comparison with events in Egypt, Greece & Spain.

And then you go and spoil it all by saying something stupid like “one needs a strong body able to reach quick decisions and to implement them with all necessary harshness”.(*)

The working class is not making the decisions I want to see, therefore substitute the working class for a centralised control structure? No thanks. For a philosopher, that’s a pretty far leap of logic that isn’t backed up by the rest of the essay.

(*) — Those boots are made for marching.

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