Friday, October 30, 2009
The young people of the banlieue simply wanted to say (to adopt a slogan from Badiou): we are here, and we are from here. It was a question of asserting their sheer existence. It was a pure demand for visibility. This is the best example of the limitations of our much-vaunted democracy. There are enormous numbers of people who find themselves in a situation where their most essential demands cannot be formulated in the language of a political problem. It’s what Roman Jakobson called "phatic" communication—not, "I want this" but simply, "here I am."
- Slavoj Žižek
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Orthodox church in the heart of Moscow downtown
Former soviet watch factory, now valued advertising space for western luxury car advertisements
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