“A return to Marx may be acceptable today ... But a repetition of Lenin? ... Perhaps iek’s return to Lenin is merely tactical, figurative even. He can’t be serious, can he? ... iek claims that Lenin’s act, ‘his choice’, continues to speak to those of us on the left today. Faced with our current conceptual deadlock, we must have the courage, the nerve, to risk isolation, self-annihilation even, in order to ofeer a real alternative to the false oppositions recuperated by and churned out for our consumption by the image industry of late capitalism ... The postmodernists and liberal multiculturalists, today’s Bernsteins and Kautskys—our contemporary Plekhanovs and Martovs, beware!”—Bad Subjects
About the Author
is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books include Living in the End Times
, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce
, In Defense of Lost Causes
, four volumes of the Essential iek, and many more.