One of the weirdest things in Žižek’s books is the large amount of editorial failures – and I don’t mean the editors who read his books, I doubt such people exist or have any say in the matter. I mean the sorts of errors where he repeats himself word-for-word. I almost gave up while reading Less Than Nothing, but finally we have one only 200 pages in:
In the same way, a radical revolution does (what previously appeared as) the impossible and thereby creates its own precursors—this, perhaps, is the most succinct definition of what an authentic act is. Such an act proper should be located in the trilogy etc etc 
But what about the retroactivity of a gesture which (re)constitutes this past itself? This, perhaps, is the most succinct definition of what an authentic act is: in our ordinary activity, we effectively just follow etc etc 
Only 5 pages apart. Repeated down to “perhaps” and the italicized “act” – too much cutting and pasting, I suspect. I really hope that his next book is 2000 pages in 3 volumes.