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Well Lookie Here, We Got Us a Academic

October 13th, 2011 3 comments


The other day, we featured Urban Infidel’s excellent work covering the “Occupy” protest at Manhattan’s Zucotti Square.  (See our post:  Repeat After Me:  You Can Make Sweet, Sweet Love to Animals.)  The whole thing had Fester wondering what kind of a man would say such bizarre things.  Well, the New York Observer reports that it was Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek (H/T Urban Infidel):

The Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek turned up at Zuccotti Park to address the Occupy Wall Street demonstration on Sunday, offering up a seminar on Radicalism 101 for an appreciative crowd.

(Read it all here.)  So who is this bearded bard of the Bohemian brotherhood?  In Fester’s opinion, he’s a babbling pseudo-intellectual anarchist who is so thoroughly “academic” in his thinking that he’s finally become unmoored to reality.  But don’t take Fester’s word for it — let’s read a few choice quotations from Žižek’s January 2009 article in The New Republic (all emphasis in original):

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