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“With the Covid-19 pandemic engrossing almost every aspect of human lives, literature was not excluded from these extraordinary effects as well” — PANDEMIC! 2 featured in The Daily Star

Monday, April 4th, 2022

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“[A] trenchant case for radical revolution” — Slavoj Žižek’s PANDEMIC! 2 reviewed by Gript

Monday, August 23rd, 2021

For Žižek, the Covid crisis compounds the other existential crises of our time, the ecological and climate crisis, the deepening divide between rich and poor and the struggle for racial justice…

Reading Pandemic! 2, there is a sense that the world needs healing on many levels. Žižek’s revulsion with manic consumerism and outlandish displays of wealth while millions suffer in dire poverty is something to exercise every conscience.”

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“Last Exit to Socialism” — PANDEMIC! 2 author Slavoj Žižek writes for Jacobin

Friday, July 23rd, 2021

“Not only is the pandemic not over (infection numbers are rising again, new lockdowns are awaiting us), other catastrophes are on the horizon… Might socialism be our off-ramp, or is it already too late?”

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PART II: PANDEMIC! 2 author Slavoj Žižek in conversation with Chris Hedges for On Contact

Tuesday, July 20th, 2021

“Sex and social justice in the pandemic” — PANDEMIC! 2 author Slavoj Žižek interviewed on Low Society

Friday, June 4th, 2021

“Facing Our Global Crises & Maintaining Hope” — PANDEMIC! 2 author Slavoj Žižek interviewed on Parallax Views

Tuesday, April 20th, 2021

“Slavoj Žižek on GameStop, WallStreetBets, and the Future of Capitalism” — PANDEMIC! 2 author interviewed on Bloomberg‘s Odd Lots podcast

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

“Hosts Joe Weisenthal and Tracy Alloway take you on a not-so-random walk through hot topics in markets, finance, and economics.”

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“Ideology Today” — PANDEMIC! 2 author Slavoj Žižek in conversation with Russell Sbriglia

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021

“Žižek in love” — PANDEMIC! 2 reviewed on Radio 3 Hong Kong Morning Brew

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

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“A lucid and sane analysis of the present situation” — PANDEMIC! 2 reviewed in the Prisma

Friday, March 12th, 2021

“A salutary reminder that, like the ecological crisis and racism, the pandemic is bound up with the dynamics of world capitalism.”

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“Astute political analysis for the type of person who appreciates both pop culture and Hegel” — PANDEMIC! and PANDEMIC! 2 reviewed in DigBoston

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

“[Examines] how the rolling, exhausting crisis of the last year has altered our material conditions and our collective psyches… An accessible and astute psychological analysis of the moment.

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“Slavoj Žižek Sounds Off on Big Tech, Sex Dolls, and Leonardo DiCaprio” — PANDEMIC! 2 author interviewed for Interview Magazine

Thursday, March 11th, 2021

“The greatest philosopher of the New Left. The Elvis of cultural theory. The most dangerous thinker in the West. Throughout his career, Slavoj Žižek has been many things to many people, but there’s one that’s incontestable: He’s a workhorse. While the pandemic has kept the 71-year-old Slovenian provocateur holed up in his Ljubljana home, it has sent his mind racing. This March, he’ll publish Pandemic! 2: Chronicles of a Time Lost, the sequel to last year’s Pandemic!: COVID-19 Shakes the World, where, in typical fashion, he pours gasoline on a world already ablaze. Here, he takes on 13 topics chosen for him at semi-random.”

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“One of the first philosophers to write about COVID-19… now has a new book of reflections about the events of the past year.” — PANDEMIC! 2 featured in the Lancet

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

“Thinking the pandemic.”

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“Red Valentine’s: Love & Revolution” — PANDEMIC! 2 author Slavoj Žižek and EVERYTHING MUST CHANGE! editor Srećko Horvat in conversation for Progressive International

Thursday, February 25th, 2021

“Slavoj Zizek feat. Rammstein: ‘We have to live till we die’ is the Covid-era inspiration we all need” — PANDEMIC! 2 author writes for RT

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

“One piece of wisdom the media bombards us with is that the Covid-19 pandemic taught us about our mortality and biological limitation: we should abandon our dreams about dominating nature and accept our modest place in it.

Is there a more sobering lesson than being humiliated and reduced to near-impotence by a virus, a primitive self-reproductive mechanism which some biologists don’t even count as a form of life? No wonder that calls for a new ethic of modesty and global solidarity abound.

But is this the true lesson to be learned here? What if the problem with living in the shadow of a pandemic is exactly the opposite: not death but life, a strange life that drags on, allowing us neither to live in peace nor to quickly die?

So, what should we do with our lives in this predicament?”

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“What does the mob do next?” — PANDEMIC! 2 author Slavoj Žižek interviewed on Politics JOE

Friday, February 12th, 2021

“First as a farce, then as a tragedy?” — PANDEMIC! 2 author Slavoj Žižek writes for ABC (Australia)

Friday, February 12th, 2021

“The way the pandemic affected Trump is ambiguous: Trump basically lost the election because of COVID-19, but his movement also gained strength from the way he reacted to the pandemic by denying its full impact.”

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“The pandemic is only a test for the real crisis” — PANDEMIC! 2 author Slavoj Žižek interviewed in the Berliner Zeitung

Friday, February 12th, 2021

“Star philosopher Slavoj Zizek has been pondering over Covid-19. He wants to be vaccinated yesterday and sees this as a historical turning point.”

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“Slavoj Zizek Explains Himself” — PANDEMIC! 2 author interviewed by Douglas Lain for Zero Books

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

“Žižek is always up to the task” — PANDEMIC! 2 reviewed by OpEd News

Friday, January 29th, 2021

“Wonderfully scatological.”

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“The Future According to Slavoj Žižek” — PANDEMIC! 2 author interviewed for How To Academy

Thursday, January 28th, 2021

“Could COVID destroy capitalism?” — PANDEMIC! 2 author Slavoj Žižek interviewed on the Owen Jones Show

Wednesday, January 20th, 2021

“Slavoj Zizek on What it Will Take to Stop the Pandemic” — PANDEMIC! 2 author in conversation with Ariella Thornhill and Nando Vila for Jacobin

Monday, January 18th, 2021

“Trump’s Greatest Treason Is the Betrayal of Populism” — PANDEMIC! 2 author Slavoj Žižek writes for RT

Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

“The true victims of Trump are his ordinary supporters who take seriously his babble against liberal corporate elites and big banks. He is the traitor of his own populist cause.”

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“We’re at a grim crossroads in this pandemic: one path leads to utter despair, the other to total extinction” — PANDEMIC! 2 author Slavoj Žižek writes for RT

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021

“Not only is the Covid pandemic far from over, given numbers are still rising, but new pandemics are on the horizon; global warming, fires, and droughts are ruining our environment; the economic effects of the pandemic will strike later in 2021 giving a new boost to social protests; digital control of our lives will remain; mental health problems will explode… and we will have to learn to live not just with Covid-19, but with all this medley of interconnected phenomena. This is why we are now going through the most dangerous moment of the entire pandemic. To relax now would be like falling asleep behind the wheel of a car moving fast on a winding road. We have to make lots of decisions that cannot all be grounded in science – our moment is now the moment of radical political choices.”

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“The end of the world will drag on and on. It will never end.” — PANDEMIC! 2 author Slavoj Žižek in conversation with Ben Burgis and Amber A’Lee Frost for Give Them an Argument

Monday, January 4th, 2021

“We Need a Socialist Reset, Not a Corporate ‘Great Reset'” — PANDEMIC! 2 author Slavoj Žižek writes for Jacobin

Monday, January 4th, 2021

Slavoj Žižek writes in Jacobin that we’ve been given a choice between a return to the old exploitative normality and a post-COVID corporate “Great Reset” that promises to be even worse. We need a real alternative, a socialist reset that can win justice for all and save the planet from climate apocalypse.

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“We’re entering a post-human era and will have to invent a new way of life” — PANDEMIC! 2 author Slavoj Žižek interviewed on RT

Friday, December 18th, 2020

“Another End Is Possible” — PANDEMIC! 2 author Slavoj Žižek interviewed on Chapo Trap House

Friday, December 18th, 2020

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“Don’t Eat the Garlic” — PANDEMIC! 2 author Slavoj Žižek interviewed on Bad Faith

Friday, December 18th, 2020

Virgil Texas and Briahna Joy Gray speak to philosopher, author, and psychoanalyst Slavoj Žižek about the Kardashians, AOC, Nancy Pelosi, and Noam Chomsky. It’s the best Žižek interview you’ll hear this week.

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