Monday, April 22, 2013

Žižek's leftist tribute to Thatcher

The always interesting Slavoj Žižek, writing in the New Stateman about Margaret Thatcher, whose funeral was last week:
In the last pages of his monumental Second World War, Winston Churchill ponders on the enigma of a military decision: after the specialists (economic and military analysts, psychologists, meteorologists) propose their analysis, somebody must assume the simple and for that very reason most difficult act of transposing this complex multitude into a simple "Yes" or "No". We shall attack, we continue to wait... This gesture, which can never be fully grounded in reasons, is that of a Master. It is for the experts to present the situation in its complexity, and it is for the Master to simplify it into a point of decision.
Read the rest here.

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