Today, The Guardian hosted a “live” webchat with Slavoj Zizek, cultural critic extraordinaire.
The Guardian encouraged participants to post their questions the day before, from which Zizek would respond to a handful today.
Whereas my pressing, thoughtful questions (including “boxers or briefs?” and whether or not he was a CIA agent) went woefully ignored, he did respond perfectly to the following question:
I tend to disagree – are cats not like Bartleby the Scrivener, who simply prefers not to? Dogs, if anything, represent the Protestant work ethic – blindly loyal to service and labor.
We also learned that participatory democracy is, for Zizek, a hellish nightmare where he is constantly bothered to do things.
See the full webchat on The Guardian.