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Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher, cultural theorist, and psychoanalytic researcher in the Department of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana. The author of countless books, many of them using the works of 20th century French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan to offer new readings of popular culture, he is often referred to as “the most dangerous philosopher in the West.”

Which Europe Will Disappear?

On March 15, 2022, four European leaders made a long, hazardous journey by rail from Poland to Kyiv in a show of support as the city came under further Russian attack: the prime ministers of Poland, Slovenia, the Czech Republic, and Hungary met President Zelensky on that Tuesday evening as a curfew began in Kyiv. Afterwards, Poland’s PM Mateusz Morawiecki tweeted that Ukraine was reminding Europe what courage was: it was time for “sluggish and decayed” Europe to reawaken and “break through her wall of indifference and give Ukraine hope.

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