Bergfilm

Žižek’s latest lets Lenin, self-styled Riefenstahlian alpiniste, conceal horrors. Lenin did not allow his opponents “a right to silence”; he had a good number of them, anarchists especially, killed. The alte Scheisse, whereby ‘the rot set in only with Stalin’ is, despite all the evidence, trotted out to a new, naive audience. One hopes they are not taken in.