LIVE from London via Democracy Now! this weekend: Slavoj Žižek and Julian Assange in conversation
In case you hadn't heard, Slavoj Žižek, author most recently of Living in the End Times and Julian Assange, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief, will be in conversation on stage in London this weekend for an event moderated by Democracy Now!'s Amy Goodman.
For those in the UK, a few tickets remain (at the time of writing) for this meeting of "the most dangerous philosopher in the west" and "the most dangerous man in the world."
And thanks to Democracy Now!, US viewers can watch the discussion from afar: the event will be broadcast live at democracynow.org from 11am EDT this Saturday July 2. You can even submit questions for Žižek and Assange—see this, from the DN! website:
Within the past year, whistleblower website WikiLeaks has released three of the most significant leaks of classified information in history: the Iraq War Logs, the Guantánamo Bay files and Cablegate. Since then the world has undoubtedly changed. Ambassadors have resigned amid scandals exposed by leaked cables; governments have ordered reviews of their computer security; and pro-democracy movements have swept across the Middle East and North Africa-in part fueled, some believe, by WikiLeaks revelations ...
You can post your questions for the panelists ahead of time on the Democracy Now! Facebook page and submit them to the Frontline Club by emailing email@example.com with the subject line "Question 2 July."
Focusing on the ethics and philosophy behind WikiLeaks' work, the talk will provide a rare opportunity to hear two of the world's most prominent thinkers discuss some of the most pressing issues of our time.
It will also mark the publication of the paperback edition of Žižek's Living in the End Times, in which he argues that new ways of using and sharing information, in particular WikiLeaks, are one of a number of harbingers of the end of global capitalism as we know it.
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