Slavoj Zizek (1949 – )
Slvoj Zizek is a leading contemporary philosopher and intellectual who writes on a range of topics. He is acknowledged as a political radical who has railed against neoliberalism and capitalist orthodoxy. The publication of his first book in English The Sublime Object of Ideology catapulted him onto the international stage. A controversial character and thinker, his work and reasoning attract both praise and criticism in equal measure.