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Slavoj Zizek: Communism "A total failure"

Slavoj Zizek is one of the world's most controversial political philosophers. From the 9/11 terrorist attacks to the global financial meltdown he portrays a liberal capitalist system in crisis.

He still calls himself a Communist but describes its 20th Century version as a total failure. But how seriously should we take a man who sees the good in Stalin?

He talks to Stephen Sackur.

Watch the full interview with Slavoj Zizek on HARDtalk on Tuesday 24th November 2009.

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