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Slavoj Zizek and David Horowitz on Julian Assange's "The World Tomorrow"
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Slavoj Zizek and David Horowitz on Julian Assange's "The World Tomorrow"

Slovenian psychoanalyst and philosopher Zizek and conservative hero and writer Horowitz get mad at each other on the interview show hosted by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange:

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RE: Slavoj Zizek and David Horowitz on Julian Assange's "The World Tomorrow"

IMO Zizek hasn't got much substance. Some of the stuff he talks about is kind of interesting but mostly it's just him saying random shit that doesn't really make any sense. People like to claim shit like "he's so deep ppl just dunt get him" but real academia isn't supposed to be so abstracted and so dense that you can't logically follow it. Even texts written in different times like the 1800's are easier to follow, and they're fucking hard to follow. I'm convinced a good deal of his writing is actually just hot air and big words meant to give the impression of complexity. I have his book and I've read bits and pieces and most of it doesn't seem to follow.

That being said, in this particular video, so far (I'm only at 10:00 minutes and it's not getting beyond pluralities yet so idk I should do my homework), I agree with Zizek. Horowitz is either a follower who uses far right ideas because they seem like they make sense and other people around them have these views, or he's using the media and the system to make a living by saying outrageous shit. Who knows. What I can say is so far both of them have made pretty broad and sweeping statements and stuff. Idk.

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