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cropped-zizeks01The logo of Žižekian Analysis is an image of two identical Žižeks.

These two Žižeks indicate the need to repeat Žižek and the minimal difference that can be found within the parallax gap of Žižek himself.

It’s like the Roman god Janus with two faces, looking both to the future and to the past.

The idea comes from the two identical Lenins printed on Pravda’s masthead.

Žižek reports:

Bear in mind that it was only in 1956 that Lenin’s statues started to proliferate throughout the Soviet Union: until then, statues of Stalin were much more common. But after Krushchev’s ‘secret’ denunciation of Stalin at the 20th Congress of the Communist Party, Stalin’s statues were replaced en masse by Lenin’s: Lenin was literally a stand-in for Stalin. This was made equally clear by a change made in 1962 to the masthead of Pravda. Until then, at the top left-hand corner of the front page, there had been a drawing of two profiles, Lenin’s and Stalin’s, side by side. Shortly after the 22nd Congress publicly rejected Stalin, his profile wasn’t merely removed but replaced with a second profile of Lenin: now there were two identical Lenins printed side by side. In a way, this weird repetition made Stalin more present in his absence than ever. — Slavoj Žižek

Source: Barbarism with a human face

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