Bernie Sanders and philosopher Slavoj Zizek in a provocative conversation about the state of the United States (video)

Known as the "Elvis of cultural theory," Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. A master at riffing on Lacanian psychoanalysis, Hegelian philosophy, Marxist theory, and pop culture, Žižek's brilliant insights are as eclectic and off-beat as his personality.

Below, Žižek and US Senator Bernie Sanders have real talk about the state of the United States.

OK, fine, it isn't real. But it should be.

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