Slavoj Â iÂ ek is a Hegelian philosopher, Lacanian psychoanalyst, and political activist. He is international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, and Global Distinguished Professor of German at New York University. He is the author of numerous books on dialectical materialism, critique of ideology and art, including Event, and Trouble In Paradise, both published by Melville House.
"[A]n urgent and entertaining diagnosis of the ongoing refugee crisis and global terror threat, highlighting the glaring contradictions in our attitudes and actions." --Mother Jones "Offers...deep insights into addressing the refugee crisis, one of the world's most current, serious dilemmas...A thought-provoking, stirring read by a rabble-rouser who deserves serious attention."--The Washington Missourian "Slavoj Â iÂ ek's compellingly persuasive insights into the current refugee explosion...could not arrive at a more urgent time."--CounterPunch Praise for Slavoj Â iÂ ek "One of the most influential and indeed popular public intellectuals in the world." --The Guardian "The Elvis of cultural theory." --The New York Times "The most dangerous philosopher in the West." --The New Republic "The master of the counterintuitive observation." --The New Yorker "Few thinkers illustrate the contradictions of contemporary capitalism better than Slavoj Zizek ... One of the world's best known public intellectuals." --The New York Review of Books