The ‘most dangerous philosopher in the West’ returns to How To Academy to diagnose our current geopolitical nightmare and offer an urgent and radical call to action.
What if the only way to avert the end of the world is to pretend that it’s already happened?
Erudite and comic, ironic and profound, the mind of philosopher Slavoj Zizek frequently travels into territory where few of us would dare to tread. He joins Matthew d’Ancona live and via livestream to confront our apocalyptic zeitgeist – and offer a provocative new vision of what comes after.
We hear all the time that we’re moments from doomsday. Around us, crises interlock and escalate, threatening our collective survival. Protestors and politicians repeatedly call for action, but still we continue to drift towards disaster. We need to do something. But what if the only way for us to prevent catastrophe is to accept that we’re already five minutes past zero hour?
Slavoj will forge a vital new space for radical politics that could avert our course to self-destruction – by assuming that it is already a foregone conclusion. He will illuminate why the liberal Left has so far failed to offer an alternative to self-destruction, and expose the insidious propaganda of the fascist Right.
Don’t miss this chance to join one of the world’s most provocative thinkers at large in the world today.
This event is presented in partnership with Penguin.