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    Boštjan Videmšek
  • Boštjan Videmšek

    Financial Blitzkrieg

    On Sunday night  (24th of March) as the Cyprus authorities were choosing their doom from the troika’s menu, some two thousand protesters were shouting anti-European slogans in front of the European house in downtown Nicosia. Not so long ago, this edifice epitomised every positive civic and social value in the region; now its gate looked […]




  • Slavoj Žižek
  • Slavoj Žižek

    A heart larger than life

    I must confess that, more often than not, I did not like what Hugo Chavez was doing, especially in the last years of his reign. I don’t mean the ridiculous accusations about his “totalitarian” dictatorship (to people who claimed this, I would advise a year or two in a real Stalinist dictatorship!). But yes, he […]




  • Stojan Pelko
  • Stojan Pelko

    Quentin Tarantino wants to get into the heads of his heroes

    There are different ways one can cut his or her way into someone’s head. You can try by cutting the ear (like Michael Madsen in Reservoir Dogs), shooting it through (or almost, as David Carradine in the primordial scene of the Kill Bill), scalping it, inscribing the svastika on the front or smashing it by […]




  • Boštjan Videmšek
  • Boštjan Videmšek

    The Land of Impunity

    Egypt two years after the revolution   “At that moment, I didn’t understand anything… I had no idea what was happening… All I knew was that there were hundreds of hands stripping me of my clothes and brutally violating my body. Who were those men? There was no way out. Everyone was saying that they […]




  • Boštjan Videmšek
  • Boštjan Videmšek

    The Collapse of the State, The Rise of Neonazism

    Boštjan Videmšek, Athens   On November 7th, Athens was burning again. In front of the parliament, where another monstruous bargain had been struck, the special police units were hitting children and old women. The most brutal austerity package yet had just been rammed through. In the streets, molotov cocktails were crashing down, slogans were chanted, […]




  • Slavoj Žižek
  • Slavoj Žižek

    When only a heresy can keep us alive

    How did Barack Obama win reelection? Jean-Claude Milner recently proposed the notion of “stabilizing class”: not the old ruling class, but the broad class of all those who are fully committed to the stability and continuity of the existing social, economic and political order, the class of those who, even when they call for a […]