Zizek

For those of you who haven't yet watched "Zizek!," the 2005 documentary about the Slovenian thinker, you should. It is a great introduction to his thinking. I have recently read his book "First as tragedy, then as farse," also very interesting. It is good that there is someone out there praising intellectual honesty above anything else (even above philosophical accuracy, if there is such a thing). I don't exactly agree with everything that he says (particularly, his reverence towards Stalin, though I understand his point in doing it), but I admire the way he thinks, always exposing hidden assumptions, and skillfully showing how what we take to be obvious is often precisely what isn't the case. Here is a good video of him: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KdpudWL5i68