Žižek's speech at Frankfurt fair opening raises dust

Frankfurt, 18 October - Slovenian star philosopher Slavoj Žižek triggered strong reactions with his speech at the opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair on Tuesday evening. His take on the Israeli-Palestinian situation split opinion with some in the audience applauding and others walking out in protest. The fair's director Juergen Boos stressed the value of freedom of speech.

Frankfurt, Germany
Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek addressing the opening of the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Photo: Katja Kodba/STA

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