New Žižek Talk: Populism as a way to disavow social antagonism

Slavoj Žižek talks on "Populism as a way to disavow social antagonism" on May 24, 2017 at University of Ghent, Belgium organized by the Students and freethinkers collective as part of the TSG 's Antagonistic Festival. The lecture was introduced by Jan De Vos , a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Philosophy and moral sciences (Ghent University). After the lecture Gertrudis Van de Vijver, professor of philosophy at the University of Ghent talks with with Žižek.

How to deal with the multitude of conflicting interests in a society? What does it mean for a political movement to be recognized as the social antagonism? In times where (right) populism finds many supporters, we can ask ourselves whether progressive political movements should not begin to use the same strategies they want to be as successful. According to Žižek, populism undermines social antagonism.


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