Slavoj Zizek and 'The Year of Dreaming Dangerously'


Come with us on a journey through the logic, musings, and divergent thoughts of a philosopher with rock star status. Slavoj Zizek examines the Occupy movement, the Arab Spring and everything from HBO's 'The Wire' to Christopher Nolan's 'The Dark Knight Rises'.

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Slavoj Zizek and The Year of Dreaming Dangerously

Slavoj Zizek's new book, The Year of Dreaming Dangerously dissects the events of 2011, from the Occupy protests to the Arab Spring, and uses HBO's fan-favourite The Wire to explain how movements of change are stifled by larger forces. As part of our project Line in the Sand, Slavoj Zizek calls on us to rethink our values and says the time has come for an ethical revolution.

Slavoj Zizek is the senior researcher at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana. He joined me in Toronto.

This segment was produced by The Current's Josh Bloch.

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