Monthly Archives: December 2008

Mladen Dolar on Psychoanalysis and Politics

In a recent lecture, Mladen Dolar offers an instructive meditation on the (non-)relation of psychoanalysis and politics. He claims that psychoanalysis institutes a social bond on the basis of the death drive, as that negativity inscribed in every positive social … Continue reading

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Zizek Responds to Kirsch (Updated)

Zizek opens this recent lecture by discussing Kirsch’s previously mentioned attack in the New Republic. It’s a somewhat oblique response, segueing into a discussion of fascism/fundamentalism as a symptom of the liberal order’s foreclosure of radical leftist politics. Nonetheless, it … Continue reading

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Shameless Self Promotion

So I had to go to the hospital for a minor procedure, and then stayed up all night making music. I haven’t done that in years, and it felt good. If anyone is interested, I posted the album here. It’s … Continue reading

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On Zizek and Consequences

The recent controversy in the blogosphere, provoked by this critical review of Zizek in The New Republic, has me somewhat confused. It seems that the unanimous response is that the review is unfair, highly impoverished, and generally poor academic work. … Continue reading

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