Slavoj Žižek is a Slovene sociologist, philosopher, and cultural critic.
He was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia ( then part of SFR Yugoslavia). He gaine a Doctor of Arts in Literatur from the University of Ljubljana and studied psychoanalysis at the University of Paris VIII with Jacques-Alain Miller and François Regnault. In 1990 he was a candidate with the party Liberal Democracy of Slovenia for Presidency of the Republic of Slovenia ( an auxiliary institution, abolished in 1992).
Since 2005, Žižek has been a member of the Serbia Academy of Sciences and Arts.
Žižek is well known for his se of the works of 0th century French psychoanalyst Jacques Lacan in a new reading of popular culture. He speculate on numerou opics including the Iraq War, undamentalism, apitalism, tolerance, political correctness, multiculturalis, subjectivity, human rights, Lenin, myth, cyberspace, postmodernism, multiculturalism, post-marxism, David Lynch, and Alfred Hitchcock.
In an interview with the Spanish newspaper El País he jokingly described himself as " orthodox Lacanian Stalinist ". In an interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! he described himself as " Marxist " and " Communist.