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November 29, 2005

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Kenneth Rufo

I think Zizek is misrepresenting Laclau here, as Laclau expressly denies positive content. In his words, he strictly follows Saussure.

I do find the means by which the two attack each other somewhat interesting though, independent of either means' validity.

Jodi

I agree with you on the means--I was fascinated by Laclau's use of objet petit a (in the conclusion of the populism book) without drawing on Zizek, in fact by drawing on others and then directly criticizing Zizek.

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