Evaluating the Zizek vs. Peterson Debate

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Originally posted on April 25th, 2019, this video evaluates the debate between Slavoj Zizek and Jordan Peterson. At the time it was billed as the debate of the century, but many on the American far left were unimpressed by the prospect of it. Here we explore what the outcome of the debate might have been, critique the criticisms of the debate, and provide an excerpt from Eliot Rosenstock’s book Zizek in the Clinic”. [Addendum: At the 9 minute and 20-second mark I credited Harrison Fluss for writing a criticism of Zizek in Jacobin. I should have credited both Harrison Fluss and Sam Miller.]