Chapter 8 of Zizek’s The Year of Dreaming Dangerously deals with the HBO series The Wire and how the show succeeds in depicting how impersonal forces work to keep individuals from changing things but ultimately fails to envision an alternative. Zizek uses his analysis of the show to argue that in order to make radical change, it is necessary to accept the system as it really is.
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Thanks–this comes from having basically gone through both ideological poles and come out the other side, just seeking for insight and meaning. I’m glad you like this. Sometimes I’m a little late on posting my videos here, but I’m trying to do better! I do one once a week.
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