Drawing from the observations of the Greek economist Yanis Varoufakis, Slavoj Zizek discusses the effects of Richard Nixon’s liberalisation of the American dollar from the gold peg and the decision to make the American dollar into the global trading currency under the Bretton-Woods Agreement. These were used by the United States in a tactic to […]

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Not every decision is the affirmation of the urge to power or survival. According to Zizek, the vote for a British exit from the European Union, and the vote for Donald Trump, isn’t either. Rather, it a drive- a twofold movement between two extremes which both generate the emotion required to fuel both urges. He […]

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Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek thinks the U.S. political machinery is truly broken. He guides a verbal tour through the failure of manufactured consent, the appeal of human baseness, and politics as a real struggle of life and death. Read more at BigThink.com: http://bigthink.com/videos/slavoj-zizek-on-donald-trump-presidency Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink Transcript – […]

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Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek thinks the U.S. political machinery is truly broken. He guides a verbal tour through the failure of manufactured consent, the appeal of human baseness, and politics as a real struggle of life and death. Read more at BigThink.com: http://bigthink.com/videos/slavoj-zizek-on-donald-trump-presidency Follow Big Think here: YouTube: http://goo.gl/CPTsV5 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BigThinkdotcom Twitter: https://twitter.com/bigthink Transcript – […]

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A snippet from the May 22nd 2016 Left Forum where Professor Zizek comments on the prospect of a Trump presidency and finally admits that he is a racist! Zizek provokes the crowd by commenting on toilets, Ronald Regean’s anti-semitic friends, Noam Chomsky’s concept of “manufacturing consent”, torture, and Wikileaks. “My God”

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This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Philosopher Dan Sportiello discusses the relevance of ancient philosophers to our modern day problems. He calls for a revolution in our modern practices–not one of violence, but of ideas. Daniel John Sportiello is a doctoral candidate in the Department of […]

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Noam Chomsky & Gore Vidal In Conversation

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Noam Chomsky on US and Russia’s role in the Syrian and Libyan Civil Wars

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Tariq Ali RARE Interview on Vietnam, Trotsky, John Lennon, Malcolm X, Marx, Latin America, socialism, Palestine, SDS, 1968, Lenin, Bolshevism, his involvement with Trotskyist organization, etc. Interview date – 2007-10-15

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