« But what I have tried to bring about is a compromise, a pact between Deleuzians and Lacanians. Against the Deleuzians and Lacanians themselves. Of course, if you reduce Lacan to Oedipus, to interdiction,etc. this pact cannot be made. But if you envisage the Lacan of the theory of the real, who is much more interesting, links can be established with Deleuze. Deleuze is one of the Greats. Badiou is right to say that Deleuze is our sole veritable interlocutor, and not Foucault, not Derrida, not Roland Barthes. It is a shame that he is too often envisaged, in the Anglo-Saxon world, on the basis of Negri’s line, on the basis of a political appropriation » (page 17, Slavoj Zizek, A travers le réel, published by Nouvelles Editions Lignes, 2010, my translation).