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First of all, I enjoy reading Zizek's books and hearing him lecture. I met him a couple of times way back in the 90s, when he wasn't yet as much of a pop phenomenon as today. I'm quite a fan, and fans should be allowed to make reasonable guesses.

To elaborate, I recently watched a podcast of one of his lectures (I think in the NY Public Library), and just observing his behaviour: sweating profusely, constantly sniffing and compulsively touching his nose, his jerky movements and submanic performance bordering on the manic and grandiose - you just had to think he MUST be on something, some upper, and presumably something that is snorted. So that kind of narrows it down.

But you're right, I have no proof as such.

Best,
Henry








> Isn't that defamation, slander, and character assassination ---- and without proof (or do you have some?) claiming someone is engaging in criminal activity, here in the public forum?
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> Is anyone actually moderating this list?
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> I know that he's not a well man, or has not been in the best of health in recent years mostly from a very common medical condition. Zizek himself has absolutely denied drug use:
> http://www.newstatesman.com/ideas/2009/10/today-interview-capitalism
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> At least the News of the World tend to check their slanders first, Henry...
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> I doubt this fashion blogger ever READ much of Zizek's work (not his books, at any rate). Zizek is a pop star, a performer, a standup comedian who shamelessly appears even on the most debasing tv shows with idiotic interlocutors, just to use another media outlet to display his outrageous fondness for Stalinism. Zizek is always counter-intuitive in his interpretations. And that's cool. Although, despite everything, he's still not quite the household name of some of his heroes, e.g. Hitchcock. More work needed there. What is maybe not so cool about Zizek is his obvious use of cocaine to maintain his high-octane public appearances. 
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