'There has been such an outpouring of rage and grief and disbelief from those non-Trump supporters' A few weeks ago, Slavoj Žižek – the terribly fashionable Slovenian-born academic and poster-boy for postmodernism, psychoanalytic philosophy and pseudo-left politics – backed Donald Trump for US president.Startling his Channel 4 News interviewer, he declared Hillary Clinton to be “the true danger” because, he said, she built an “impossible all-inclusive coalition.”If Trump wins Žižek said, (and of course we now know that he has), Republicans and Democrats would have to return to basics and rethink themselves, resulting in a “kind of big awakening.”It’s the European philosopher’s disruption theory; shake up the status quo and watch things grow and fly and fall and bounce back. And change.We all know change is painful and frightening and terribly uncomfortable. We know too that change often requires a few big learning lessons and a lot of failure before it moves into the comfort zone ag...

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