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First As Tragedy, Then As Farce. Slavoj Žižek

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  • Тип: Текст
  • Автор: Slavoj ?i?ek
  • Издательство: Ingram(2020)
  • ISBN: 9781781683774
  • Язык: Английский
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From the tragedy of 9/11 to the farce of the financial meltdown. Billions of dollars have been hastily poured into the global banking system in a frantic attempt at financial stabilization. So why has it not been possible to bring the same forces to bear in addressing world poverty and environmental crisis? In this take-no-prisoners analysis, Slavoj Zizek frames the moral failures of the modern world in terms of the epoch-making events of the first decade of this century. What he finds is the old one-two punch of history: the jab of tragedy, the right hook of farce. In the attacks of 9/11 and the global credit crunch, liberalism dies twice: as a political doctrine and as an economic theory. First as Tragedy, Then as Farce is a call for the Left to reinvent itself in the light of our desperate historical situation. The time for liberal, moralistic blackmail is over.

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