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Slavoj Žižek
Birth date: March 21, 1949
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JB's Reading Life
JB's Reading Life rated it 3 years ago
Not sure what to think about this. It is a relative short polemic on the problems faced, mainly by Europe, by the refugee issue. Though short it is densely written and academic, so not an easy read. Not sure that I followed all his arguments but he certainly lays into global capitalism, colonialism ...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Well, here we have another Zizek book that has so much packed into the 135 pages that it is almost impossible to be able to talk about everything that he says. He seems to have this ability to use English so well that he is able to touch on a huge number of subjects in a really short space – he cert...
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
I'm not sure why, but for some reason I seem to want to compare Zizek with Noam Chomsky. I guess the reason is that both authors have brought me around to a new way of thinking that not many other authors have done so in the past. However I'm not sure if you can really compare the two, considering t...
The Boat Was My Friend
The Boat Was My Friend rated it 6 years ago
This book is an interesting attempt to explore the conceptualisation and implementation of democracy starting from its roots in ancient Greece up to our own time, in order to identify, through theoretical scrutiny, why it’s still relevant today. Why and how. Despite its mishaps, despite being a key ...
ms jules
ms jules rated it 6 years ago
Excellent essay on the Terror and on revolutionary violence. Not for those unfamiliar with the Revolution and a bit short in relation with the complexity of the subject. Slavoj Žižek's Introduction is particularly rousing and interesting (qualities I find in all his writings) although it is a bit...
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