[Marxism] Zizek interview in the FT

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Sat Mar 7 09:38:38 MST 2009


On Sat, Mar 7, 2009 at 11:12 AM, S. Artesian <sartesian at earthlink.net> wrote:

> He is attributing  Stalin's assumption of historical power to a view on the
> family, to some sort of innate, immutable cultural conservatism.

Where's he saying that it's "immutable" or "innate"?

Also, there's a huge difference being "attributing" X to Y (as in
assigning exclusive causality, saying that it was exclusively Y that
caused X) and in identifying Y as one among an ensemble of mutually
reinforcing factors that lead to X.

I read Zizek here as saying the latter, not the former. No "exclusive"
cause is being suggested by him.




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