Tuesday, 1 December 2009

3-minute Zizek: resurrecting the Left

Slavoj Zizek begins: "What's so interesting about the on-going financial crisis is that it was, I think, a surprise to everyone - not only to the liberal economists who thought something like this cannot happen, but also to the leftists. Despite all the moralistic critique, the left acceptance of the vague ideas of some kind of Keynsianism didn't offer a good alternative."

He concludes: "It's up to us. It's time to act. Large action - not this thing of small do-your-local-stuff. Ecology cannot be dealt with by measures like separating newspapers in your trash bin. Large collective acts are needed.'

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