Slavoj Žižek – interview for Catastroika


Slavoj Žižek speaks about the new, post-democratic era of capitalism, in an excerpt of the upcoming documentary Catastroika. He claims that

…what it shares with authoritarian east regimes is the cancelling of democracy.

…the technocratic model (when things get serious experts should take over, there’s no time for games) is the future model of european governments.

Also, comments on

…the wrong stereotypes from both sides (hard working Germans and lazy Greeks on one side and greek patriotism and comparisons with the german occupation of ’40-’44 on the other).

…the misleading change of crisis into “natural catastrophy” (false sympathy, caused by over-emphasizing the humanitarian aspects of the crisis).