Quora answer: Who are the most influential political philosophers today and what makes their ideas appealing?
Zizek is the most influential because he is like a pop star of philosophy due to the fact that he has an opinion on everything. But he also has some deep points to make especially when you contrast him with Badiou and understand his reduction of Lacan to Hegel. He is appealing because he has interesting things to say about everything under the sun. He likes to say things that are controversial and thrives on intellectual jousting with the other intellectual pop stars of our time.