Synopses & Reviews
is a historian based at the Laboratoire d’anthropologie des institutions et des organisations sociales in Paris. Her previous publications include L’impossible citoyen
. L’étranger dans le discours dela Révolution française
and La Longue patience du peuple: 1792, naissancede la République
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.
"In Defence of the Terror is a provocative and compelling essay, well written and impressively concise, with a good mix of contemporary resonance and archival detail." Peter Hallward
Provocative reassessment of the Great Terror as a price worth paying.