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First as Tragedy, Then as Farce

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First as Tragedy, Then as Farce by Slavoj Z?iz?ek
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Billions of dollars were hastily poured into the global banking system in a frantic attempt at financial stabilisation. 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. The election of Donald Trump only confirms the bankruptcy of a liberal order on its last legs. 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.

Author Biography

Slavoj Zizek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. His books include Less Than Nothing, The Sublime Object of Ideology, and many more.
Release date NZ
June 26th, 2018
Pages
176
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Verso Books
ISBN-13
9781786635938
Product ID
26881229

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