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Slavoj Zizek: The Greatest Anti-Capitalist Philosopher Living Right Now

This is Slavoj Zizek. He is a communist. There aren't many like him left in the world. So it seems rather important to at least consider those communist philosophers that are left. At this moment, Slavoj Zizek is one of the greatest living anti-capitalist philosophers living. We first heard about him reading about his latest movie, The Pervert's Guide to Ideology, which is a movie that uses scenes from hollywood's biggest films like Batman and Fight Club to express his philosophy. We scoured Youtube and found these 3 amazing interviews about Zizek. The first part of the first video pasted below is all about the financial crisis in the the United States. One quote really stood out:
"One should never underestimate the infinite plasticity of capitalism. Capitalism thrives through crisis. You know the Maoist formula – from defeat, from defeat, to the final victory. Capitalism always regenerates itself. I don't think we should look for any point when things finally collapse. That is too naive. The reason I am a communist is because of the slow yet increasing number of problems. From ecological, to poverty, to economics... the state and capitalism cannot manage these problems as they continue to grow gradually."