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Welcome To the Desert of the Real : Five Essays on September 11 and Related Dates (02 Edition)

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Liberals and conservatives proclaim the end of the American holiday from history. Now the easy games are over; one should take sides. Zizek argues this is precisely the temptation to be resisted. In such moments of apparently clear choices, the real alternatives are most hidden. Welcome to the Desert of the Real steps back, complicating the choices imposed on us. It proposes that global capitalism is fundamentalist and that America was complicit in the rise of Muslim fundamentalism. It points to our dreaming about the catastrophe in numerous disaster movies before it happened, and explores the irony that the tragedy has been used to legitimize torture. Last but not least it analyzes the fiasco of the predominant leftist response to the events.

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This volume proposes that global capitalism is fundamentalist and that America was complicit in the rise of Muslim fundamentalism. It explores the irony that the tragedy of September 11 has been used to legitimize torture. Finally, it analyzes the predominantly Leftist response to the events.

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Probing beneath the level of TV punditry, Zizek offers a highly original and readable account that serves as a fascinating and insightful comprehension of the events of September 11.

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Slavoj Zizek is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Social Studies in Ljubljana. His books include The Sublime Object of Ideology, The Plague of Fantasies and The Ticklish Subject.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781859844212
Subtitle:
Five Essays on September 11 and Related Dates
Author:
Zizek, Slavoj
Author:
Iek, Slavoj
Publisher:
Verso
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks,
Subject:
War on Terrorism,
Subject:
Popular culture -- United States.
Subject:
War on Terrorism, 2001-
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 68
Publication Date:
20021017
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.20x4.36x.53 in. .39 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This volume proposes that global capitalism is fundamentalist and that America was complicit in the rise of Muslim fundamentalism. It explores the irony that the tragedy of September 11 has been used to legitimize torture. Finally, it analyzes the predominantly Leftist response to the events.
"Synopsis" by , Probing beneath the level of TV punditry, Zizek offers a highly original and readable account that serves as a fascinating and insightful comprehension of the events of September 11.
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