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ISBN-10: 1786630796

ISBN-13: 9781786630797

ISBN-10: 1844671089

ISBN-13: 9781844671083

during this combative significant new paintings, philosophical sharpshooter Slavoj Žižek appears for the kernel of fact within the totalitarian politics of the past.

Examining Heidegger’s seduction via fascism and Foucault’s flirtation with the Iranian Revolution, he means that those have been the ‘right steps within the improper direction.’ at the innovative terror of Robespierre, Mao and the bolsheviks, Žižek argues that whereas those struggles resulted in historical failure and horror, there has been a necessary center of idealism misplaced underneath the bloodshed.

A redemptive imaginative and prescient has been obscured via the tender, decentralized politics of the liberal-democratic consensus. confronted with the arriving ecological main issue, Žižekk argues the case for innovative terror and the dictatorship of the proletariat. A go back to previous beliefs is required regardless of the hazards. within the phrases of Samuel Beckett: ‘Try back. Fail back. Fail better.’

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