Psychoanalyzing Fake News: Žižek’s Critique of Ideology

Here, we will reflect on a racist, far-right conspiracy theory I encountered called the “Great Replacement,” and explore the psychoananalysis of ideology. What I find most fascinating about this right-wing conspiracy theory is the mileage it has achieved despite how easily it is debunked. So, how can this theory still be making the rounds on right-wing talk shows? Well, the answer reveals…