Slavoj Zizek: Far Right and Anti-Immigrant Politicians on the Rise in Europe (Democracy Now)

Posted on October 19, 2010 by

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Here’s a great interview of Slavoj Zizek by Amy Goodman on Democracy Now on the rising anti-immigration, Western supremacism in Europe.

Slavoj Zizek: Far Right and Anti-Immigrant Politicians on the Rise in Europe

“We turn now to Europe, where many are concerned about the growing acceptability of anti-immigrant rhetoric and policies. Far from just being expressed by the extreme right wing, the anti-immigrant trend has entered the mainstream. German Chancellor Angela Merkel told a gathering of young members of her conservative Christian Democratic Union party this weekend that multiculturalism has utterly failed. A recent German poll found 13 percent of Germans would welcome the arrival of a new “Führer,” and more than a third of Germans feel the country is “overrun by foreigners.” We speak to the world-renowned philosopher Slavoj Zizek, who has the been called “the Elvis of cultural theory.” [includes rush transcript]”

http://www.democracynow.org/seo/2010/10/18/slavoj_zizek_far_right_and_anti

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