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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 10:36 PM
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Al Jazeera English is interviewing Slavoj Zizek!
or is it "?"

Holy hell. What have I been missing by not watching AJE? He brings together Hegel, Lacan, and Marx in always unexpected ways...so no way you'd see him on American TV.
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 10:37 PM
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1. Of course if I could get a stable connection
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Lindsay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 10:42 PM
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4. I couldn't connect at the AJE web site all day.
Finally got a good connection at YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/aljazeeraenglish
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 10:53 PM
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8. Thank you!
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 10:58 PM
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12. Get this free standalone player from Livestation --->
They have several other international news stations, too: http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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nadinbrzezinski Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 11:10 PM
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17. I have, not even there
Edited on Thu Feb-03-11 11:10 PM by nadinbrzezinski
I am dang going for Toynbee.

It was working this afternoon on the IPOD...

I suspect it is the local wireless
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tabatha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 10:40 PM
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2. Wow!
He calls a spade a spade.

"And all this crap multiculturalism - it is all about freedom."

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mix Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 10:40 PM
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3. k&r nt
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 10:46 PM
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5. "is there not a delicious irony here..."
that so few people were there when the Hussein statue came down, but in Egypt we see a million?

Zizek says Americans were hiring people to go to the symbolic removal of the Hussein statue, but in Egypt we have an authentic movement.

The American people, 40% of whom believe in angels and ghosts, are in no position to criticize the religious myths of another culture. (etc)
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ananda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 10:49 PM
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6. Zizek is brilliant!
Fundamentalism is a result of a void of the left. What is needed in
Islamic countries and America is a strong left.

Hear hear!
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 10:51 PM
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7. I was trying to transcribe that but failed
thank you for getting the essence of it.

And I agree. Whatever disagreements I have with him, he is undoubtedly brilliant.
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 10:56 PM
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11. K & R from a Zizek fan!
Never mind what he says. He adds life to philosophy and critical theory!

If you haven't seen the film already, be sure to watch the trailer for The Pervert's Guide to Cinema.

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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 11:22 PM
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20. He was also in a film last year that featured
Judith Butler, Cornell West, Peter Singer, and some I don't remember, called An Examined Life. If you get a chance, check it out. West was kinda weak, but the film overall was quite good.
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 11:26 PM
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21. Yes. Saw that too. And I agree
Edited on Thu Feb-03-11 11:29 PM by RufusTFirefly
... although I originally made a point to see it because it featured both Zizek and Brother West.

Also, somewhere on the InterTubes is a fascinating Zizek analysis of Children of Men

Love his unique interpretation The Sound of Music.
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 10:54 PM
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9. I have no idea who this man is, but I've heard his lectures before on European radio.
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 10:59 PM
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13. He's a philosopher from Slovenia
who emerged, in a way, in response to poststructuralism. He's a lover of Hegel and Marx and Lacan who has written a number of excellent books, the best of which (IMO) is The Sublime Object of Ideology. If you love film, you should definitely read his book on Hitchcock, Everything You've Always Wanted to Know About Lacan, but Were Afraid to Ask Hitchcock.
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Gregorian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 11:04 PM
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15. Thanks. That sounds terrific.
His lectures are really deep and energetic.
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tishaLA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 10:55 PM
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10. Those in power must find themselves in the position...
of the mouse in Tom and jerry cartoons: they go over the precipice but don't know they have gone over the edge. And then they look down, and they start falling. That is the position leaders must be in.
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 11:01 PM
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14. As with all their shows, if you miss it live, you can watch it on their site
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 11:05 PM
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16. I am turned off by his references to Lacan, Lacan was a kook.
Edited on Thu Feb-03-11 11:07 PM by Odin2005
I tried to read his newest book "Living in the End Times", and the constant references to Lacan pissed me off, Psychoanalysis is BS!
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Jokinomx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 11:16 PM
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18. I caught a few minutes of him.... he certainly is intense..
I was so impressed with the host... he just let him rant... and it was non stop. lol

:toast:
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RufusTFirefly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 11:19 PM
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19. "non stop" is pretty much Zizek's m.o.
He's a force to be reckoned with.
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davjmich Donating Member (1 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 11:27 PM
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22. Can anyone post a copy?
Any chance that someone could post a link to a copy for those who missed it?
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Turborama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-03-11 11:56 PM
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23. I posted about how to watch all their recorded shows here --->
Edited on Thu Feb-03-11 11:57 PM by Turborama
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