Slavoj Žižek on life, happiness and Hegel

Lacanian cultural theorist interviewed by The Guardian
Slavoj Žižek
'"If you could edit your past, what would you change?"
"My birth. I agree with Sophocles: the greatest luck is not to have been born - but, as the joke goes on, very few people succeed in it."'

Slovenian cultural theorist Slavoj Žižek was interviewed by The Guardian Weekend Magazine in August of last year. The short survey of questions cuts right to the heart of things, briefly touching upon topics from teaching to communism to sex, and reveals what are sometimes fairly unsavoury answers. I'm ambivalent about Žižek and his work at the best of times; and so, I can't quite work out whether the interview presents us with a deeply ironic virtuoso, or a consummate hack. Yet despite the flaws and ommissions of his writing, as a character he plays the entertainer convincingly enough.

Whatever your opinion happens to be, whether you love him or hate him, you can read his answers at Lacan.com