Žižek on Intellectuals Left & Right

Ol’ Slavoj doesn’t really exempt anyone from his scorn, does he? From The Plague of Fantasies:

“In short, the right-wing intellectual is a knave, a conformist who refers to the mere existence of the given order as an argument for it, and mocks the Left on account of its ‘utopian’ plans, which necessarily lead to catastrophe; while the left-wing intellectual is a fool, a court jester who publicly displays the lie of the existing order, but in a way which suspends the performative efficiency of his speech.”

You can almost envision any number of talking heads from television instantiating these roles.