Zizek and Facts

Sat Sep 4, 2010

The most recent NLR has a piece by Zizek on the contemporary European financial crisis, in which he attributes to Kissinger the “make the economy scream” comment. I was unable to find any source which claims anyone other than Nixon made the remark noted by Richard Helms. Christopher Hitchens even mentions that Kissinger was relatively unconcerned with Chile, describing it as a “dagger pointed at the heart of Antarctica,” for example.

But, again, you don’t read Zizek for careful attention to these matters, but the NLR is edited by very serious people…