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Jul 21, 2016

Melania Trump, the Slovenian philosopher and political plagiarism

Has Melania Trump ever met Marxist philosopher Slavoj Zizek? It would explain some things.

Helen Razer — Writer and Broadcaster

Helen Razer

Writer and Broadcaster

Melania Trump

A few months back, I called Guy Rundle, Crikey’s principal interpreter of American political gibberish, as he was tailing Trump. What, I wanted to know, had he heard about Trump’s lissom missus, Melania? The former Slovenian citizen, I told Rundle, was likely a student at the University of Ljubljana at the same time that school’s most notorious alumnus was employed as a teacher. Could you please find out if Melania had ever met, married or messed with the world’s best-known living Marxist philosopher, Slavoj Zizek?!


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8 thoughts on “Melania Trump, the Slovenian philosopher and political plagiarism

  1. Testo Domat

    Do any Trump supporters care about plagiarism?

    1. Duncan Gilbey

      Do any of them know what “plagiarism” means?

  2. Keith1

    Even though none of my best friends are Wall St bankers I still kinda like Obama – and, of the two grandfathers I know who I’d prefer, especially if it turns out that Western civilisation truly does depend on NOT ” seeing your grandmother”.
    So I think this daughter of a Slovenian ex-communist party member (not quite the same thing as a communist, not even back in the day) doesn’t particularly care which side her bread is buttered on/which hand feeds her as long as it is buttered and she is fed. (I mean, how could she care given her choice of husband? Unless, as you say, she is a Zizek “sleeper” – as it were. So there is that.)
    Anyway, I think it’s also worth noting the point at which the plagiarism cuts out – at “respect” but before we get to “those who are different, and even those who have different opinions.” Which leaves you with respect in the mafioso sense.

  3. Reverend Owen

    It’s the only logical explanation. Melania is a Zizekian fifth columnist!

  4. Jack Robertson

    Great article, am grateful for the pointer to a thinker I didn’t know about, whose time has clearly arrived. The sane world is insane, the respectable & tolerant are intolerable & unworthy of respect, and the only moral, civil way forward is to swear and spit and turn over the furniture. This guy makes me think of Martin Gruber and The Munich Post’s foul-mouthed, doomed stand against the fledgling Nazis.

  5. AR

    Thank you MzRaz for a thought filled essay – concisely expressed and well put.
    I shall seek out Zizek tomes.
    Well done.

  6. Itsarort

    “…he sees no dint of material difference between the Obama-style liberal leader,…, and the Trump-style patriarch…”, I can only agree. A similar sort of notion was aimed at Hillary’s hubby…

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