Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher. He was born into a middle-class family in Ljubljana, at a time when Slovenia was occupied by Yugoslavia. He grew up influenced by the Western culture and its films, literature, and philosophies. Following his high-school graduation, he joined the ‘University of Ljubljana’ and earned a master’s degree in philosophy and sociology. He later earned two doctorate degrees from the same university. He studied Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan ardently. A staunch leftist, he was a member of the ‘Communist Party’ and wrote many left-leaning articles and columns for magazines in the U.S., the U.K., and Slovenia. He published a book titled ‘The Sublime Object of Ideology’ in 1989. It was heavily inspired by Lacan’s thoughts and writings. He was also active in politics during the Slovenian struggle for independence in the early 1990s. He is also known for using the film medium to illustrate his ideas on-screen to make them more consumable.