Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek is perhaps one of the most well-known cultural critics on the scene of non-politically-correct, far left, quasi-Marxists, but let’s be frank, he’s a bit hard to understand!
Not only is his accent thicker than the homemade plum rakija you would find in a Croatian grandfather’s basement, but his lengthy diatribes, bombastic styles of speech, and philosophical hopscotch all make understanding his lengthy, often laborious lectures rather difficult to digest…
But the Unists have you covered!
Our new series Žižektomy; Understanding Žižek will go through his most profound and philosophically resonant lectures and online video materials, in an effort to make his work more accessible, comprehensible, and more readily understandable to a broader, wider audience.
Consider these companion pieces, walkthroughs, or Let’s Plays of his most influential lectures, intended to cover the most pertinent assertions and lay out much the background information, context(s), and other tidbits to help you understand exactly what the hell Slavoj is actually saying!
Watch the video below and make sure to leave us a comment with any questions, criticisms, or recommendations for future videos!
Watch “Žižektomy || Understanding Žižek: God in Pain: Inversions of Apocalypse ft. Jack Miles!” on YouTube