Latest News: Posts Tagged ‘heaven in disorder’

“Liberty and the Left” — HEAVEN IN DISORDER author Slavoj Žižek speaks at the Institute of Art and Ideas’ festival HowTheLightGetsIn

Wednesday, May 25th, 2022

“The world is dealing with multiple, simultaneous crises” — HEAVEN IN DISORDER author Slavoj Žižek writes for Project Syndicate

Tuesday, May 24th, 2022

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“Slavoj Žižek vs Vivek Chibber: What Is Ideology?” — HEAVEN IN DISORDER author speaks with Jacobin

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

“The need for international solidarity, economic change and a new social order” — Slavoj Žižek interviewed about HEAVEN IN DISORDER on Radiotelevizija Slovenija

Sunday, January 30th, 2022

“Offers an overall view of [Žižek’s] thinking and politics… There’s much to agree with, enjoy, and ponder” — HEAVEN IN DISORDER reviewed by Splice

Thursday, January 27th, 2022

“In the last two Covid years, Žižek has published three books with OR Books, which are the ‘easiest’ and most accessible [of his books]—a good ‘jumping in’ point for the Žižek-curious, and light reading for those who’ve followed him for a while. The first two were titled Pandemic!: Covid-19 Shakes the World and Pandemic! 2: Chronicles of a Time Lost. The third, which came out at the end of 2021, is Heaven In Disorder, after a quote by Mao Zedong: ‘There is great disorder under heaven; the situation is excellent.’ The idea being that times of unrest offer possibilities and opportunities for political change…

There’s much to agree with, enjoy, and ponder in Heaven In Disorder: The continued torture of Assange is a travesty, and a danger to all press freedom everywhere; climate change is, or should be, a worldwide emergency to which our governments should be responding; Biden is just as bad as Trump, if not worse in some ways. All of which liberals/centrists/Democrats here in America may not want to think about or acknowledge. He does offer some solutions, especially in his final essay.”

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“The Return of Slavoj Žižek” — HEAVEN IN DISORDER author interviewed on Give Them An Argument

Tuesday, January 25th, 2022

“[Can] the chaos of our times be a catalyst for progress?” — HEAVEN IN DISORDER author Slavoj Žižek interviewed by Al Jazeera

Thursday, January 6th, 2022

“How Right the Left Was” — HEAVEN IN DISORDER author Slavoj Žižek interviewed on Bad Faith

Monday, December 20th, 2021

“Is the Situation Still Excellent?” — Slavoj Žižek’s HEAVEN IN DISORDER excerpted in Sri Lanka Guardian

Tuesday, December 14th, 2021

“One of Mao Zedong’s best-known sayings is: ‘There is great disorder under heaven; the situation is excellent.’ It is easy to understand what Mao meant here: when the existing social order is disintegrating, the ensuing chaos offers revolutionary forces a great chance to act decisively and take political power. Today, there certainly is great disorder under heaven, with the Covid-19 pandemic, global warming, signs of a new Cold War, and the eruption of popular protests and social antagonisms worldwide naming but a few of the crises that beset us. But does this chaos still make the situation excellent, or is the danger of self-destruction too high?”

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“Full of paradoxes” — HEAVEN IN DISORDER author Slavoj Žižek interviewed on Leonard Lopate at Large

Monday, December 13th, 2021

“The Pervert’s Guide to Podcasting, Pt. 2” — HEAVEN IN DISORDER author Slavoj Žižek interviewed on Red Scare

Thursday, December 9th, 2021

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“Heaven: Out of Order” — Slavoj Žižek interviewed on Chapo Trap House

Tuesday, December 7th, 2021

“A tour de force, a book that informs everyday lives in whole new ways” — Slavoj Žižek interviewed about HEAVEN IN DISORDER on Going Underground

Monday, September 20th, 2021

“It will take committed, collective engagement to solve the problems we face” — HEAVEN IN DISORDER author Slavoj Žižek writes for The Hankyoreh

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

“After the triumph of global capitalism, the spirit of collective engagement has been repressed, but now, the repressed spirit seems to have returned in the form of religious fundamentalism.

Can this lead to a return of the proper form of collective emancipatory engagement? Yes. And it is already knocking on our doors with great force. Tackling climate change, for example, calls for large-scale collective actions which will require many sacrifices and letting go of certain pleasures we cherish.”

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“Modernity is an unfinished project” — HEAVEN IN DISORDER author Slavoj Žižek writes for RT

Wednesday, September 8th, 2021

We should learn to trust science: it is only with the help of science that we can overcome our problems (caused, among other things, by science in the service of power). We should learn to trust public authority: only such an authority makes it possible to confront dangers like pandemics and environmental catastrophes by way of imposing necessary measures. We should learn to trust ‘the big Other,’ the shared space of basic values: without it, solidarity is not possible.”

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“The ‘remedies’ that Gates & Soros use to try to offset evils they’ve caused don’t cure the disease, but prolong it”— HEAVEN IN DISORDER author Slavoj Žižek writes for RT

Friday, July 30th, 2021

“The routine of these billionaires is nothing but a lie: speculative exploitation followed by vacuous humanitarian concerns about the catastrophic consequences that their ruthless capitalism is responsible for in the first place.”

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