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 - Susan Steed - Goodreads
So, I started reading this book and was really absorbed by it. I put loads of post it notes in it, which is usually a good sign for me. However, when I did come back to finish it and write up my notes ... Volledige recensie lezen
Review: First as Tragedy, Then as FarceGebruikersrecensie - Evan - Goodreads
The inciting thought for this slim work is as follows: Marx, in his Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon compares Louis Napoleon's imperial ascension to that of Napoleon Bonaparte-- both events ... Volledige recensie lezen