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Appearing on the May 27, 2012 episode of The Progressive Radio News Hour with Stephen Lendman, guest John Kozy declared (at 30:09):

When Hillary Clinton said that she thought that America was still a force for good in the world, I almost puked. I mean, it was never been a force for good in the world.

I know how easy it is to be down on America, especially from within its [k]ozy confines, but to say that it has never been a force for good in the world is something that even self-avowed communist, Slavoj Zizek, wouldn’t agree with, when he said “[c]apitalism is the most productive social order in the history of humanity,” with America being the lead promoter of capitalism since WWII, as opposed to free enterprise, which it was initially built upon and what brought it real prosperity as opposed to the illusory prosperity that will soon become evident as this decade unfolds.

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Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek in Liverpool.

Slovenian philosopher and self-described communist, Slavoj Zizek, was interviewed by Charlie Rose on October 26, 2011.

Slavoj Zizek is here. He is a philosopher who describes himself as a complicated communist.

Now, here’s why:

At 17:24:

The 20th century communism was — it did some good things here and there: universal education, blah, blah — but basically, let’s face it — it was a fiasco.

At 20:41:

I’m not just blindly anti-capitalism, let’s be serious. Capitalism is the most productive social order in the history of humanity.

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