In Defense of Lost Causes

In Defense of Lost Causes

Acclaimed, adrenalin-fuelled manifesto for common values through 'the most threatening thinker within the West.'

In this combative significant new paintings, philosophical sharpshooter Slavoj Zizek appears to be like for the kernel of fact within the totalitarian politics of the earlier.

Examining Heidegger's seduction by means of fascism and Foucault's flirtation with the Iranian Revolution, he means that those have been the 'right steps within the incorrect direction.' at the innovative terror of Robespierre, Mao and the Bolsheviks, Zizek argues that whereas those struggles led to ancient failure and horror, there has been a precious center of idealism misplaced underneath the bloodshed.

A redemptive imaginative and prescient has been obscured by way of the delicate, decentralized politics of the liberal-democratic consensus. confronted with the arriving ecological problem, Zizek argues the case for progressive terror and the dictatorship of the proletariat. A go back to prior beliefs is required regardless of the hazards. within the phrases of Samuel Beckett: 'Try back. Fail back. Fail better.'

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