Derisive diatribes about the state of the nation, nation states and swerving leftward
13 November 2008
Last night, I bought a bottle of Greek wine and watched a documentary on Žižek. With too much pragmatic American blood flowing through my veins, I don't quite know what to make of some of these European philosophers. He was definitely animated, entertaining, and intriguing. None of his conclusions seemed very constrained by any method--I could imagine him taking virtually every example cited and reaching the exact opposite conclusion--but maybe I'm being a stick in the mud: Slavoj would be a great guy to chat with while sipping a cappucino in a street cafe.