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20 May, 2020 09:11

Slavoj Zizek on coronavirus: We need some form of communism, the world we know has disappeared! (E880)

On this episode of Going Underground, we speak to world-famous communist philosopher and author of ‘Pandemic!: Covid-19 shakes the world’, Slavoj Zizek. He discusses different coronavirus responses from governments around the world, from the “capitalist barbarism” of Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro, to the responses of governors like Andrew Cuomo, why the world as we know it no longer exists, the discovery of a new working class of nurses, caretakers and essential staff, class warfare in the pandemic world, why capitalism and free markets cannot be relied on for handling future crises, why he believes some form of communism is needed in the post-coronavirus world, the need for increased international health collaboration and more!


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