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Žižekov povratak Lenjinu
Zizek's return to Lenin

Author(s): Milan Subotić
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Institut za filozofiju i društvenu teoriju
Keywords: Lenin; liberal democracy; capitalism; communism; politics of Truth; Slavoj Žižek

Summary/Abstract: The paper offers a critical discussion of the thesis about the revived philosophical and political significance of Lenin, as recently propounded by Slavoj Zizek. Analyzing Zizek's writings, the author argues that the call for a "return to Lenin" derives from Zizek's strategy of "textual provocation" and the frustrating position of the leftist, radical tradition of political thought after the collapse of communism.

  • Issue Year: 2004
  • Issue No: 24
  • Page Range: 71-91
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Serbian