Žižek Dump

Here’s a couple television appearances made by Slavoj Žižek recently. First we have a Dutch television show that just bombard him with video clips so he can riff on them:

A word about the format here: Can we get a TV show like this in North America? 50 minutes of a leading intellectual interacting with the issues of the day without other talking heads interrupting.

On the other hand, here’s Žižek getting interrupted quite a bit by Stephen Sackur on the BBC show Hard Talk:

This one was interesting because here Žižek suggests that it’s not that he thinks that liberal capitalism is bad, but that it’s unsustainable. This ties into what he says in the first video about how he sees the horizon for capitalism as being something along the lines of Berlusconi’s mix of entertainment and authoritarianism.