22 Jan 2015
Philosopher Slavoj Zizek argues that our current brand of global capitalism is quickly outgrowing democracy and that a divorce between the two is inevitable. This leads to an array of social and geopolitical concerns regarding the public commons, including the emergence of new forms of apartheid. New walls are emerging between, for example, the United States and Mexico, Israel and the West Bank in addition to a new obsession with how to isolate Europe from Africa. The paradox of today’s global capitalism is that on the one hand it’s global, free flow of capital, but the free movement of people is increasingly controlled and new forms of apartheid are emerging.
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