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Did Somebody Say Totalitarianism?: Four Interventions in the (MIS) Use of a Notion (Wo Es War)

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Totalitarianism, as an ideological notion, has always had a precise strategic function: to guarantee the liberal-democratic hegemony by dismissing the Leftist critique of liberal democracy as the obverse, the twin, of the Rightist Fascist dictatorships. Instead of providing yet another systematic exposition of the history of this notion, Zizek's book addresses totalitarianism in a Wittgensteinian way, as a cobweb of family resemblances. He concludes that the devil lies not so much in the detail of what constitutes totalitarianism as in what enables the very designation totalitarian: the liberal-democratic consensus itself.

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As debates over the Holocaust and Stalinism reappear in the wake of new examples of ethnic and religious fundamentalisms, controversial philosopher Slavoj Zizek examines our idea of "totalitarianism" in a confrontation with today's liberal-democratic consensus.

Synopsis:

Totalitarianism, as an ideological notion, guarantees the liberal-democratic hegemony by dismissing the Leftist critique of liberal democracy.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-271) and index.

About the Author

Slavoj Žižek 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 Žižek, and many more.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781859844250
Subtitle:
Five Interventions in the (Mis)use of a Notion
Author:
Zizek, Slavoj
Author:
Iek, Slavoj
Publisher:
Verso
Location:
London
Subject:
General
Subject:
Totalitarianism
Subject:
Political
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Wo Es War Series
Series Volume:
R10-TP-75
Publication Date:
20021027
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
7.68x5.32x.81 in. .75 lbs.

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Did Somebody Say Totalitarianism?: Four Interventions in the (MIS) Use of a Notion (Wo Es War)
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Product details 280 pages Verso - English 9781859844250 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , As debates over the Holocaust and Stalinism reappear in the wake of new examples of ethnic and religious fundamentalisms, controversial philosopher Slavoj Zizek examines our idea of "totalitarianism" in a confrontation with today's liberal-democratic consensus.
"Synopsis" by , Totalitarianism, as an ideological notion, guarantees the liberal-democratic hegemony by dismissing the Leftist critique of liberal democracy.
"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-271) and index.
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