Saturday, November 24, 2018

Zizek: Democracy and capitalism are destined to split up

From the P2P Foundation:

"Slavoj , one of the most famous philosophers of the radical left, gives here an interpretation of why progressive movements that were formed in the 19th and 20th century, keep failing, but also intimates that the big issues of the day, the big threats to the survival of humanity, are today essentially problems of the commons. So we recommend this video as an indication of the renewal of emancipatory thinking in the direction of the commons."

"Philosopher Slavoj Žižek argues that our current brand of global capitalism is quickly outgrowing democracy and that a divorce between the two is inevitable. This leads to an array of social and geopolitical concerns regarding the public commons. These problems include but are not limited to ecology, biogenetics, finance, neo-apartheid, crisis management, intellectual property rights, and personal freedom. Žižek touches on all these topics and more in this epic delivery of political and social theory."

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