12 May 2015
Radical philosopher Slavoj Zizek talks to RT's Oksana Boyko about hatred, love, freedom, violence, Western values and geopolitical change. The political correctness of the Western world solidifies hatred towards others, contends Zizek. Westerners claim to have great permissiveness whilst looking down on other cultures as primitive. However, the logic of political correctness in Western societies is highly constraining, he argues. As the conversation shifts to the notion of “divine violence” in this examination of revolutionary philosophy, the focus turns to the revolutions in Libya, Ukraine, and Egypt. To what extent can revolutionary goals be achieved through violence and when is the cost of change too high?