Don't be afraid to take a big step; you can't cross a chasm in two small jumps

Interview with Slavoj Zizek

In Interview, Uncategorized, Zizek on June 27, 2010 at 7:11 pm

From todays Observer:

“I am what you might call abstractly anti-capitalist,” he says. “For instance, I am suspicious of the old leftists who focus all their hatred on the United States. What about Chinese neo-colonialism? Why are the left silent about that? When I say this, it annoys them, of course. Good! My instinct as a philosopher is that we are effectively approaching a multicentric world, which means we need to ask new, and for the traditional left, unpleasant questions.”

  1. This quote is annoying in its assumption that the “traditional left” does not include the Chinese left.

    It seems appropriate to me, in any case, for people to put most of their attention on those governments which they could most likely affect.

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