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Slavoj Žižek

Slavoj Žižek is Eminent Scholar at Kyung Hee University, Seoul, and the author, most recently, of Incontinence of the Void: Economico-Philosophical Spandrels (MIT Press, 2017).
Articles by Slavoj Žižek

Ernst Lubitsch, Censorship, and Political Correctness

Theodor Adorno turned around Benedetto Croce’s patronizing historicist question about “What is dead and what is alive in Hegel’s dialectic.” If Hegel is really alive as a thinker, then the question to be raised is the opposite one: “How do we today stand in the eyes of Hegel?” Exactly the same holds for Ernst Lubitsch. The question is not “What does an increasingly forgotten filmmaker have to say to us?” but rather, “How would our comedy of manners appear in the eyes of…

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