A wonderfully written and challenging account. Certainly I didn't accept all the argument--Zizek gives short shift to post-structuralism and at points his gendered readings are profoundly mistaken--but overall he delivers an astonishing amount of complex ideas in a very engaging manner. The main themes here on the challenges and necessity for the left are well rendered, and it's meshed in with specific focuses that are insightful, amusing and engaging. This volume is a collection of articles across several decades so there is some redundancy (the same stories get cited a couple different places) but there's also a lot of distinct notions. Well worth a look for anyone curious for a study of capitalism, communism, post-communism, modern culture and the Iraq War.
In particular, Zizek's analysis of right-wing populism as a component of global capitalism seem rather prophetic now.
- Hardcover: 362 pages
- Publisher: Continuum Intl Pub Group (20 April 2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0826471099
- ISBN-13: 978-0826471093
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.2 x 21.6 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 499 g
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