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January 31, 2004



As far as I know Zizek used to be a minor apparatchik in the Slovenian communist party. He obviously misses the "good old days". He was also a disciple of Jacques Lacan, hence his talent for manufacturing the prime quality baloney quoted above. He certainly knows the only major market left for Lenin nostalgia is Western academia and tailors his prose accordingly. Yet another reminder of the intimate link between obscurantist writing and totalitarian politics.

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