Some books deserve to be judged by their covers — Işık Barış Fidaner

In his new book cover Eliran Bar-El is making Slavoj Žižek look like a supervillain:


He is thereby aligned with the fictional characters in Matrix Resurrections (2021) who fight a psychoanalyst blaming him for the impossibility of their sexual relationship [1].

Maybe Bar-El imagines himself to be a distant cousin of Kal-El (Superman) fighting his Žižekian kryptonite (digital encrypt-on-it or vampiricist crypt o’nite). But as they say, “a hero is only as good as his villain”.

People say “don’t judge a book by its cover” but this guideline doesn’t apply to us Hegelians who possess the power of absolute knowing.

Okay, that was a joke.

I don’t need to read the book to make this judgment because I already know from his previous work that Eliran Bar-El is an academic posturer who enjoys to live in a dreamworld in which Slavoj Žižek is imagined to be “a non-authoritative anti-intellectual fool.” [2]


[1] See “Blue Pill or Red Pill: Masturbate or Master-bait”

[2] See “How Žižek moved the infernal regions”


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