Chomsky, Zizek, Lacan

Noam Chomsky Slams Žižek and Lacan: Empty Posturing, on Open Culture, June 28, 2013 (with video, 4.32 min): Noam Chomsky’s well-known political views have tended to overshadow his groundbreaking work as a linguist and analytic philosopher. As a result, people sometimes assume that because Chomsky is a leftist, he would find common intellectual ground with the postmodernist philosophers of the European Left. Big mistake …;

Chomsky, Zizek, and Us, published on ZNet, by Michael Albert, July 26, 2013;
Jacques Lacan parle, 59.40 min, mise en ligne sur YouTube par Algamaia, le 2 septembre 2012;

The Slavoj Žižek v Noam Chomsky spat is worth a ringside seat, on The Guardian, by Peter Thompson, July 19, 2013: It’s barely caused a ripple outside leftist discourse, but their debate on theory, ideology and reality touches on important stuff – In the great spat between King Kong Chomsky and Tyrannosaurus Žižek people are often asked which side they are on. Or maybe they are not, because until now these two great beasts have been roaring and knocking down trees without anyone outside leftist discourse hearing them fall. But maybe we should think who we would cheer on, because this is a debate about something very important – namely the relationship between theory, ideology and reality …;

The Cyprus crisis is a symptom of what is rotten in the EU, on The Guardian, by Slavoj Žižek, April 8, 2013: Cyprus can’t repay its debt and the EU can’t go on throwing money at it. The entire banking system needs a radical overhaul …;

Zero Dark Thirty: Hollywood’s gift to American power, on The Guardian, by Slavoj Žižek, January 25, 2013:  Many have pointed out that Kathryn Bigelow’s film endorses torture. But why has such a film been made now?

Clash of the Titans: Noam Chomsky & Michel Foucault Debate Human Nature & Power, on Dutch TV, 1971, 3 videos on Open Culture, March 14, 2013: Today, we’re revisiting the clash of two intellectual titans, Noam Chomsky and Michel Foucault. In 1971, at the height of the Vietnam War, the American linguist and the French theorist/historian of ideas appeared on Dutch TV to debate a fundamental question …;
same on YouTube (in english, nl subtitled):
1st video, 6.51 min, uploaded by Martin Mortensen, April 17, 2007;
2nd video, 6.02 min, uploaded by Martin Mortensen, April 17, 2007;
3rd video, 70.03 min, (in nl, you must activate english subtitles), uploaded by withDefiance, March 13, 2013;

on en.wikipedia:
Slavoj Žižek;
Jacques Lacan;
Noam Chomsky;
Media manipulation.

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