That’s my theory and I’m sticking to it. I think this is a very clever and engineered media stunt by Zizek, to get the mass media to publicize Kevin Macdonald, Steve Sailer, and American Renaissance.
Thanks Zizek! Great job! You could see this as an example of a successful Open Source Intelligence operation.
I will post links and copypasta below.
Zizek is an old style Communist who secretly or not so secretly despises the program of Cultural Marxism. He is a secret heretic among them. It amazes me that Amy Goodman keeps inviting him on, but it does make good TV and so she probably thinks it’s worth it to give the heretic some air time.
The thing Zizek does is pretend to be a friend of the multiracialist left, when he really isn’t. He wants pro-White communism, like the original Karl Marx. Zizek wants to Communist Party like it’s 1899.
Read the link at Newsweek, or better yet, get a copy of this one! This is friggin’ amazing, that they put Kevin Macdonald passages in there! In two versions, no less! hahahahaha!
Slavoj Žižek, one of the most widely known Marxist philosophers of the 21st century, has been accused of plagiarism by The American Renaissance, a conservative magazine focusing on “race and racial conflict” that the Southern Poverty Law Center classifies as a white nationalist hate group.
Žižek’s bombastic style and frequent forays into criticism of popular culture have earned him a large following. The International Journal of Žižek Studies, whose purported mission is “investigating, elaborating and critiquing the work of Slavoj Žižek,” called him “the Elvis of cultural theory.” The author of more than 70 books, Žižek is a frequent contributor to The Guardian and is the subject of three films: Žižek!, The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema and The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology.
Which makes Žižek a big scalp if you are a conservative commentator. On July 9 conservative blogger Steve Sailer called attention to a book review written by Žižek in 2006. “A Plea for a Return to Différance (with a Minor Pro Domo Sua)”, a review of The Culture of Critique: An Evolutionary Analysis of Jewish Involvement in Twentieth-Century Intellectual and Political Movements by Kevin MacDonald, was published in 2006 in Critical Inquiry by the University of Chicago Press.
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Sailer wrote, “The superstar professor achieves a higher degree of clarity while expounding MacDonald’s message than in any other passage I’ve read by Žižek.”
Later the same day, a blogger writing under the name Deogolwulf posted a side-by-side comparison of passages from Žižek’s review and another review of MacDonald’s book by Stanley Hornbeck that appeared in the March 1999 issue of The American Renaissance. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, The American Renaissance “regularly feature[s] proponents of eugenics and blatant anti-black racists.”
Deogolwulf pointed out that the two reviews bear an uncanny resemblance.
MW editorial note — What’s amazing about this being in Newsweek. Kevin Macdonald’s views are summed up not once, but twice! It’s as though Newsweek really wants to hammer the point home. Milliosn of people in doctor’s and dentists offices will see “white supremacist” or whatever it says on the cover, and go right to that article, and read the following:
The main academic proponent of this new barbarism is Kevin MacDonald, who, in The Culture of Critique, argues that certain twentieth-century intellectual movements led by Jews have changed European societies in fundamental ways and destroyed the confidence of Western man; these movements were designed, consciously or unconsciously, to advance Jewish interests even though they were presented to non-Jews as universalistic and even utopian.
MW editorial note — Barbarism is not necessarily a bad thing. He says it like it’s supposed to be an insult, but maybe it’s not. The barbarians defeated Rome, after all. We are the new Visigoths! Zizek declared us to be!
And here’s Hornbeck
In The Culture of Critique, Kevin MacDonald advances a carefully researched but extremely controversial thesis: that certain 20th century intellectual movements – largely established and led by Jews – have changed European societies in fundamental ways and destroyed the confidence of Western man. He claims that these movements were designed, consciously or unconsciously, to advance Jewish interests even though they were presented to non-Jews as universalistic and even utopian.
MacDonald devotes many pages to The Authoritarian Personality(1950), a collective project coordinated by Adorno, the purpose of which was, for MacDonald, to make every group affiliation sound as if it were a sign of mental disorder; everything, from patriotism to religion to family—and race—loyalty, is disqualified as a sign of a dangerous and defective ‘authoritarian personality’. Because drawing distinctions between different groups is illegitimate, all group loyalties—even close family ties—are ‘prejudice’.
Prof. MacDonald devotes many pages to an analysis of The Authoritarian Personality, which was written by Adorno and appeared in 1950.… The book’s purpose is to make every group affiliation sound as if it were a sign of mental disorder. Everything from patriotism to religion to family—and race—loyalty are signs of a dangerous and defective ‘authoritarian personality’. Because drawing distinctions between different groups is illegitimate, all group loyalties—even close family ties!—are ‘prejudice’.
When Newsweek contacted Critical Inquiry, James Williams, its senior managing editor, agreed that Žižek “absolutely” borrowed from Hornbeck’s review. “We’re very sorry it happened,” he said. “If we had known Žižek was plagiarizing, we would have certainly asked him to remove the illegal passages.”
Newsweek then contacted Hornbeck, who writes under a pseudonym. “Anyone who has seen the side-by-side comparisons can have no doubt that Žižek is a plagiarist,” he said. “I know nothing about his writing habits. Maybe he does this all the time. Or it may be that as a prominent Marxist he didn’t want it known that he reads American Renaissance. In any case, what he did is contemptible, and his publisher…should certainly have a word with him.”
Newsweek emailed Deogolwulf and Sailer for comment, but they did not respond by publication time. Attempts to reach Žižek through The Guardian were also unsuccessful.
Here’s the Amren link and some comments:
Question Diversity • 12 hours ago
OTOH, at least AR is getting credible enough such that people want to plagiarize from it.
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LovelyNordicHeidi • 12 hours ago
If people plagiarise from our websites, then it means that we are winning ground.
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Laudator Temporis Acti • 12 hours ago
I think Jared Taylor, Peter Brimelow, Steve Sailer, John Derbyshire and the rest of the good guys are read by many more people than are willing to admit it.
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propagandaoftruth • 12 hours ago
One Newsweek article that will go in doctor’s and dentists offices everywhere, and it mentions Steve Sailer, Kevin Macdonald, and American Renaissance. And it quotes a very good review of Kevin Macdonald’s Culture of Critique. It’s a media touchdown, and it came from an unexpected quarter — a Marxist pop philosopher who spits while talking.