That’s world-famous philosopher-clown Slavoj Žižek, responding to allegations of plagiarism that recently surfaced regarding fairly lengthy passages in a 2006 article:
As Critical Theory reports, the first hints of a possible borrowing came on July 8 from Steve Sailer, writing for the The Unz Review (an alternative outlet with its own sometimes peculiar preoccupations when it comes to race). Sailer points to a portion of Žižek’s 2006 article “A Plea for a Return to Différance (with a Minor Pro Domo Sua)” that is uncharacteristically lucid and, well, un-Žižek-like. The text in question summarizes Kevin MacDonald’s anti-Semitic evolutionary-psychology book The Culture of Critique. Theday after Sailer’s observation, bloggerDeogolwulf tracked down a review of the MacDonald book by Stanley Hornbeck in American Renaissance and placed Žižek and Hornbeck’s prose side by side. Observe the significant similarities and minor differences here.
Žižek’s full “clarification” is here.
Let’s leave aside the fact that the plagiarized passages are summaries from a white supremacist publication, which Žižek alleges he received from an unnamed “friend.” Because, clearly, the best part of this whole mess is that someone was alerted to it because the plagiarized passages were “uncharacteristically lucid and, well, un-Žižek-like.”