[Marxism] Revenge of Global Finance - In These Times

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sun May 19 09:21:35 MDT 2013

Zizek is amazing. He writes an article with "global finance" in the 
title but there is not a single reference to economic data. Instead it 
includes such pearls of wisdom:

Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace gave us a crucial hint as to where to 
orient ourselves in this melee, specifically, the “Christological” 
features of the young Anakin (his immaculate conception, his victorious 
“pod-car” race, with its echoes of the famous chariot race in Ben-Hur, 
this “tale of Christ”). Since Star Wars’ ideological framework is the 
New Age pagan universe, it is quite appropriate that its central figure 
of Evil should echo Christ.

Honestly, I don't get it it. The Elvis super-star of Marxism?


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