Tag: Friendship

  • TAZ and Virtual Communities

    Another question via email: On the concept of TAZ (and in particular Greenbelt) I want to tell you about my 16 year old. He has come to love the Greenbelt over the past couple of years as, like many of us, it gives him an amazing space to meet people (ok many are girls!). He…

  • Befriending Hitler… Befriending a Sociopathic God




    In the previous post we considered the adage that ‘an enemy is simply a friend whose story I have not yet heard.’ In his book First As Tragedy, Then As Farce, Zizek critiques this, using the example of Hitler, questioning whether it would be right to befriend him: β€œIs one then also ready to affirm…

  • Befriending Hitler

    I’m currently enjoying one of Zizek’s new books, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce – an allusion to Marx’s introduction to his Eighteenth Brumaire in which he wrote: “Hegel remarks somewhere that all great events and characters of world history occur, so to speak, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as tragedy, the…