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Clown Prince of the Revolution. On Slavoj Žižek, a new kind of leftist thinker [El principe payaso de la revolución. Sobre Slavoj Žižek, un nuevo tipo de pensador de la izquierda]

Scruton, Roger

A few decades ago a new kind of leftist thinker has emerged —one who clothes his revolutionary zeal in a layer of irony, half-dismissing his own impractical idealism as though speaking through the face paint of a clown. Under this framework, this article analyzes and evaluates the phenomenon of pop-psychoanalytic Stalinism by Slavoj Žižek.

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