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The Philosophical Theater of the progressive activist Srećko Horvat on 17th January 2022 hosted once again the world philosopher Slavoj Žižek at the Zagreb Croatian National Theater (HNK). Collaborators and good friends informally (with some swearing) discussed world power lines.

Congratulating the distinguished French leftist Alain Badiou on his birthday, they found that the dynamics between the left and the right are disappearing on a global level. Žižek claimed that capitalism was turning into a kind of internationalization of organizations and that he saw a communism in that. Namely, the communism occurs at the level of cooperation of powerful organizations.

Furthermore, Žižek believes that it is desirable to reaffirm the state that gives room for maneuver, because people would like changes, but that it “costs them nothing”. As an opponent of the state’s fetishism, Horvat asked his interlocutor a key question about the status and perspective of the left regarding the fossil fuel economy and the green new deal, thus isn’t the left in contradiction in the search for a “way out”? On the example of Bolivia, Žižek argued that the left must face power/government and stop being too comfortable… no one needs poverty. Horvat encouraged the discussion by claiming that it was a “catch-up” and that in this way the left was doing the same as the right. Žižek noticed the difference: the left should be pragmatic and remove comfort. Horvat opposed the forcing of the state, explaining that the state = nation and affirm that he is an anarchist. Žižek commented on the view that the state is a nation by claiming that Marxism really needs to be corrected. Srećko Horvat insisted on a certain subversive and insider action within the state, since he, as one of the founders of DiEM25, fought extremely pragmatically on several levels, for permaculture, digital currencies, gender equality, artistic and philosophical emancipation of man in general – for the common good!

The question from the audience was about contradictions in the left and how to move forward, and in response, both philosophers agreed that progress is possible only with “pleasant antagonism”! In his humorous tone, Žižek concluded that “there is no freedom for the enemies of freedom” and that “politics is a perverse thing”.

PhD. Vesna Srnić

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hnk_listopadThis season’s Philosophical Theater started with the famous British Pakistani activist, writer, theorist,  journalist and filmmaker Tariq Ali. The leader Srecko Horvat, known in Europe for his  leftist activism, moderated the interview on 30th October, 2016 in The Croatian National Theater (HNK) in Zagreb. Horvat’s schedule for upcoming months is as follows:
27th November – sociologists Zygmunt Bauman and Alexandra Kania
4th December – Yanis Varoufakis
27th January 2017 – Bobby Gillespie and Franco B. Bifo (blending philosophy and rock and roll)

After the short performance of the drama with his text “The New Adventures of Don Quixote”, during this very pleasant evening Tariq Ali introduced himself as a rigorous and sensitive theorist and playwright at the same time. While criticizing pessimistiali_horvatcally the American and European capitalist society, he stressed the importance of the real democracy (not the fake ones where it’s necessary “to pinch the nose”) and objective reasoning of those who appreciate the positive approach to society and culture.

Tariq Ali is a Britdetalj_don_quijoteish Pakistani writer, journalist, and filmmaker. He is a member of the editorial committee of the New Left Review and Sin Permiso (es), and contributes to The Guardian, CounterPunch, and the London Review of Books. He read PPE in University of Oxford.

 

 

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  • HNK_FilozofskiThe Croatian “Philosophy Theater” introduced Eva Illouz, the famous French/Israeli “Sociologist of Love” at The Croatian National Theatre in Zagreb, on 13 February, 2016. Illouz critisizes the consumerism in emotional life, as well as other fake values. Although the topic of the interview was mostly philosophical, not only sociological and interviewer Srecko Horvat has asked a lot of important questions, unfortunatelly Illouz didn’t point to a crucial, deeper interaction between the two mature persons or to the extremely rare Divine approach to Life, mostly if single, with no romantic utopia.

While first visiting Croatia, the Croatian Planetopija published two of her books: Cold Intimacy: How do we create an emotional capitalismandHard-core romance: Fifty Shades of Grey, bestsellers and society.

Eva Illouz was born in Morocco, and moved to France at the age of ten. She received a BA in sociology, communication and literature in Paris, an MA in literature at Paris X, an MA in communication from the Hebrew University, and received her PhD in communications and cultural studies at the Annenberg School for Communication of the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. She delivered the 2004 Adorno lectures at the Institute for Social Research in Frankfurt, and in 2009, she was chosen by the German leading newspaper Die Zeit as one of the 12 thinkers most likely to “change the thought of tomorrow.”

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eva_Illouz