The dangerous dreams of Slavoj Žižek

Thumbnail image for The dangerous dreams of Slavoj Žižek by Jerome Roos April 18, 2013 Intellectuals & Ideology

Žižek’s misplaced tribute to Thatcher and his diatribe against direct democracy reveal the dangerous messianic tendencies of his “radical” philosophy.

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Talking about a revolution with John Holloway

Thumbnail image for Talking about a revolution with John Holloway by Jerome Roos April 17, 2013 Intellectuals & Ideology

“There is a growing sense throughout the world that capitalism isn’t working; and that the cracks we create in it may really be the only way forward.”

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Thatcher’s zombie ideology preying on our imagination

Thumbnail image for Thatcher’s zombie ideology preying on our imagination by Jerome Roos April 9, 2013 Intellectuals & Ideology

Even in death, Thatcher’s zombie ideology that “there is no alternative” will continue to feed on our imagination. The time has come to prove her wrong.

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Egypt: the necessity of revolutionary violence

Thumbnail image for Egypt: the necessity of revolutionary violence by Philip Rizk April 7, 2013 People & Power

Despite a glorification of the Egyptian revolution as a “non-violent” one, violence has been a part of the uprising since the first stone was thrown.

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Mali: France’s Pyrrhic victory in a worthless sandbox

Thumbnail image for Mali: France’s Pyrrhic victory in a worthless sandbox by Joris Leverink April 6, 2013 People & Power

Understanding the conflict requires moving beyond the idea of the Islamists as a bunch of mindless barbarians whipping infidels and cutting off limbs.

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Heading for a lost decade? Latin lessons for Europe

Thumbnail image for Heading for a lost decade? Latin lessons for Europe by Jerome Roos April 5, 2013 Capitalism & Crisis

Buckling under the structural power of its private creditors, the European periphery seems destined for a lost decade of austerity. What can be done?

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Portraits of Greece in Crisis: a new documentary project

Thumbnail image for Portraits of Greece in Crisis: a new documentary project by Tamara van der Putten March 28, 2013 Capitalism & Crisis

Portraits of Greece in Crisis is a new series of documentaries about the Greek crisis created to fulfill the need for an alternative crisis narrative.

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Tiny Cyprus tells neoliberal Europe to get lost

Thumbnail image for Tiny Cyprus tells neoliberal Europe to get lost by Jerome Roos March 20, 2013 Capitalism & Crisis

In the face of massive popular outrage, Cypriot MPs spectacularly vote against a bank deposit tax imposed by the Troika, leaving the eurozone reeling.

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TNI report: using the crisis to entrench neoliberalism

Thumbnail image for TNI report: using the crisis to entrench neoliberalism by ROAR Collective March 19, 2013 Capitalism & Crisis

Rather than solving Europe’s crisis, EU institutions are allowing corporate elites to further enrich themselves through a fire sale of state assets.

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Halkidiki: where neither numbers nor people thrive

Thumbnail image for Halkidiki: where neither numbers nor people thrive by Leonidas Oikonomakis March 13, 2013 Development & Dependency

“Come and invest in Greece! Don’t worry about those rebellious local communities; we will safeguard your investments, all in the name of development!”

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