First As Tragedy, Then As Farce
Verso, 5 okt. 2009 - 157 pagina's
From the tragedy of 9/11 to the farce of the financial meltdown.
Billions of dollars have been hastily poured into the global banking system in a frantic attempt at financial stabilization. So why has it not been possible to bring the same forces to bear in addressing world poverty and environmental crisis?
In this take-no-prisoners analysis, Slavoj Zizek frames the moral failures of the modern world in terms of the epoch-making events of the first decade of this century. What he finds is the old one-two punch of history: the jab of tragedy, the right hook of farce. In the attacks of 9/11 and the global credit crunch, liberalism dies twice: as a political doctrine and as an economic theory.
First as Tragedy, Then as Farce is a call for the Left to reinvent itself in the light of our desperate historical situation. The time for liberal, moralistic blackmail is over.
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Review: First as Tragedy, Then as FarceGebruikersrecensie - Cameron - Goodreads
Some good ideas about the state of today's political order (especially in the US) loosely strong together with news reports as well as theorist and pop culture references. The book focuses in ... Volledige recensie lezen
Review: First as Tragedy, Then as FarceGebruikersrecensie - Mark - Goodreads
It's a kind gesture that the author admits his purported intent upfront in the introduction, this is indeed not recommended reading for anyone for whom the term "communism" holds immediate ... Volledige recensie lezen
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