Slavoj on Lenin
dhenwood at panix.com
Fri Apr 28 09:36:25 PDT 2000
All you Leninists out there may be glad to hear (or maybe you won't,
since it might confound your paradigm) that at a reading last night
in NYC, Slavoj Zizek said that it was time to go back to Lenin.
"Everyone" now is talking about Marx, but that's too easy; we all
know about alienation and the "fetishism of merchandise." What we
need now, he said, is someone who'll cut off some heads.
By the way, to a questioner who implied he was guilty of
Eurocentrism, Slavoj said "Yes, I'm a Eurocentrist." He pointed to
the ANC, which in all its decades of struggle against apartheid,
never wavered from a dedication to "universal" Englightenment values.
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