Recorded October 26, 2011, 7pm. Slavoj Zizek --at a book signing event at St. Mark's Bookshop in the East Village--gives a lengthy talk using the Occupy Wall Street movement as an example that now is time for slow, careful "thinking", and not simply be trapped the movement's carnival-like atmosphere, or " hip pragmatism " (37:20); don't be mired in " leftist melancholy " (45:10)
the real 99%? the wall street protesters, or the starving poor in America and around the world? (34:00)
the true lost object in melancholy is this desire (5:59)
also... at the end of the talk he inquires into the status of st marks bookshop, in danger of closing due to high rent.