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Welcome to the Desert of the Realby Slavoj Zizek
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Slavoj iek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books include Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, In Defense of Lost Causes, four volumes of the Essential iek, and many more.
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.
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.
About the Author
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.
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