From Democratiya to Dissent  

The online journal Democratiya launched in 2005. Sixteen issues, one book, and a quarter-million readers later, Democratiya is being incorporated into Dissent. Why? Well, when Dwight Macdonald closed Politics, his “one-man magazine,” in 1949, he cited the relentless demands of …



The Reckless Mind of Slavoj Žižek  

In Defense of Lost Causes by Slavoj Žižek Verso, 2008 504 pp., $34.95 IN A STREAM OF WRITINGS and talks since 1989, the Slovenian social theorist Slavoj Žižek has blended Lacanian psychoanalysis and Hegelian philosophy with film criticism, cultural studies, …