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If I ruled the world: Slavoj Žižek

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By Slavoj Zizek  

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In Martin Cruz Smith’s thriller Havana Bay, a visiting American gets caught in a plot against Fidel Castro, but then discovers the plot was organised by Castro himself. Castro is well aware of the growing discontent with his rule even in the top circle of functionaries around him, so every couple of years he orders a secret agent to organise a plot to overthrow him, in order to root out the disloyal functionaries. Just when the plot is supposed to be enacted, the malcontents are arrested…

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