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    Default Beethoven's Ninth as Critique of Ideology - Slavoj Zizek

    Slovene philosopher Slavoj Zizek explains the enormous appeal of Beethoven's Ode to Joy, its seemingly paradoxical use for all sorts of different political agendas and Beethoven's true genius:

    What do you think of Zizek? I've always appreciated his insights in social analysis, this video made me like him even more.
    No, pagliaccio non son!

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    He's an interesting guy and a good writer, even if not particularly revolutionary in his philosophy. As a social critic he's always worth listening to. I will give this video and whirl.

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    Yes, a good video. Zizek is one of the good guys.

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