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Jun 12 2010 17:25
Hughes wrote:
Vlad336 wrote:
To take the example of Hughes, since he started this thread, I don't think he has been subjected to any outrageous sort of attacks on here (not sure how he feels about it though).

You're probably right that I'm thin-skinned. In real life, while timid as a shrew, I'm 6'4 and 200 pounds. Its rare I'm mocked so viciously--at least to my face!
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You are actually a wookie? surprised

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Jun 12 2010 17:28
allybaba wrote:
Hughes wrote:
Vlad336 wrote:
To take the example of Hughes, since he started this thread, I don't think he has been subjected to any outrageous sort of attacks on here (not sure how he feels about it though).

You're probably right that I'm thin-skinned. In real life, while timid as a shrew, I'm 6'4 and 200 pounds. Its rare I'm mocked so viciously--at least to my face!
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You are actually a wookie? :O

Not as hairy.

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Jun 12 2010 17:28
Hughes wrote:
allybaba wrote:
Hughes wrote:
Vlad336 wrote:
To take the example of Hughes, since he started this thread, I don't think he has been subjected to any outrageous sort of attacks on here (not sure how he feels about it though).

You're probably right that I'm thin-skinned. In real life, while timid as a shrew, I'm 6'4 and 200 pounds. Its rare I'm mocked so viciously--at least to my face!
.

You are actually a wookie? :O

Not as hairy.

hehe

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Jun 12 2010 17:29

wink

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Jun 15 2010 16:30
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I love Zizek

This is a little late in the game to ask, but does Zizek defend Lenin?

http://www.amazon.com/Revolution-Gates-Zizek-Lenin-Writings/dp/1859845460/ref=sr_1_15?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1276619211&sr=8-15

As libertarians, how do you see that?

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Jun 15 2010 17:40

Yeah, Zizek's pretty up-front about his Leninism. I see it as something that he's wrong about, but doesn't necessarily discredit the rest of his thought - Walter Benjamin, Gramsci and many other thinkers defended the Bolsheviks, but still had useful insights we can learn from, just like Chomsky being wrong about some stuff doesn't discredit everything he's ever said either.

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Jun 15 2010 18:44

The important point is that Zizek supports the stereotypical right-wing but also Stalinist image of Lenin. So he's not supporting Leninism at all, rather he uses 'Lenin' as a signifier for his own mixed-up politics of the Act, etc.

There's a good essay here from an anarchist perspective called:

What is Not to be Done! Everything you wanted to know about Lenin, and (sadly)
weren’t afraid to ask Zizek

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Jun 16 2010 01:28

Zizek also said he critically supported Obama in certain circumstances.

http://www.newstatesman.com/ideas/2009/11/381-382-interview-obama-theory

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Jun 17 2010 11:45

Lenin's kryptonite: