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Sides Žižek argues this is precisely the temptation to be resisted In such moments of apparently clear choices the real alternatives are most hidden Welcome to the Desert of the Real steps back complicating the choices imposed on us It proposes that global capitalism is fundamentalist and that America was. Every feature attributed to the Other is already present at the very heart of the USAI ll write later when time allows But after Terror isn t it best to engage with Reason Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark global capitalism is fundamentalist and that America was. Every feature attributed to the Other is already present at the very heart of the USAI ll write later when time allows But after Terror isn t it best to engage with Reason

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Welcome to the Desert of the Real Five Essays on September 11 and Related Dates

Complicit in the rise of Muslim fundamentalism It points to our dreaming about the catastrophe in numerous disaster movies before it happened and explores the irony that the tragedy has been used to legitimize torture Last but not least it analyzes the fiasco of the predominant leftist response to the even. Every time I pick up a Zizek book I go in with the expectation I ll be able to track with maybe half of it His thoughts on 911 are just as askew insightful and obscure as you d think they d be I especially liked the chapter on Israel s relationship with Palestine becoming aggressive than ever at the time all while using the exact same verbiage of America s War on Terror propaganda Each essay has plenty of peaks and valleys but so than some of his other works the pointed insight stays pretty prevalent and the tangents are a little less harebrained জামশেদ মুস্তফির হাড় go in with the expectation I ll be able to track with maybe half of it His thoughts on 911 are just as askew insightful and obscure as you d think they d be I especially liked the chapter on Israel s relationship with Palestine becoming aggressive than ever at the time all while using the exact same verbiage of America s War on Terror propaganda Each essay has plenty of peaks and valleys but so than some of his other works the pointed insight stays pretty prevalent and the tangents are a little less harebrained

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Probing beneath the level of TV punditry Žižek offers a highly original and readable account that serves as a fascinating and insightful comprehension of the events of September 11Liberals and conservatives proclaim the end of the American holiday from history Now the easy games are over; one should take. The thing you notice uickly how often the bastard contradicts himself At first I wanted to say that he was inconsistent but then it became clear that it was a bigger part of his mission And indeed his first wish is to problematize the simple choices we have been given Honestly too few are better positioned to do so As a Slovene as someone who cut his teeth on Soviet intellectualism then found himself suddenly a part of the Captalist West Zizek has the perspective and authority to denounce both the Left and the Right in their responses to 911The book is much larger than this however and throughout I think Zizek takes up the mantle of exposing the dangers of simplicity He jumps in topic he starts with one belief stated resolutely then swings to examples that seem to voice the exact opposite yet every perspective is clearly fit together by his thoughts In other words as a bit of a political Tiresias Zizek delivers a message to us stuck in our simpler ideological bodies simplicity is part of the problem Gloom Town games are over; one should take. The thing you notice uickly how often the bastard contradicts himself At first I wanted to say that he was inconsistent but then it became clear that it was a bigger part of his mission And indeed his first wish is to problematize the simple choices we have been uinze dias given Honestly too few are better positioned to do so As a Slovene as someone who cut his teeth on Soviet intellectualism then found himself suddenly a part of the Captalist West Zizek has the perspective and authority to denounce both the Left and the Right in their responses to 911The book is much larger than this however and throughout I think Zizek takes up the mantle of exposing the dangers of simplicity He jumps in topic he starts with one belief stated resolutely then swings to examples that seem to voice the exact opposite yet every perspective is clearly fit together by his thoughts In other words as a bit of a political Tiresias Zizek delivers a message to us stuck in our simpler ideological bodies simplicity is part of the problem


10 thoughts on “Welcome to the Desert of the Real Five Essays on September 11 and Related Dates

  1. says:

    The thing you notice uickly how often the bastard contradicts himself At first I wanted to say that he was inconsistent but

  2. says:

    This is uite interesting This brief book which contains a series of six largely 'political' essays written after and largely about 911 is generally accessible full of sometimes remarkable insights though certainly repetitive and an excellent point of entry for starting in on Zizek There is stuff that is useless for example giving readings of Sophocles' Antigone as a method for extracting some philosophical item or nugget that h

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    In short is it not that today in our resigned postideological era which admits no positive Absolutes the only legitimate candidate for the Absolute are radically evil acts?This is a book about dreams The philosopher notes early that in developing nations people dream about making it to the West while First Worlders dream about the end of the world Slavoj Žižek is coy like that Throughout Welcome To The Desert of the Real he d

  4. says:

    Every feature attributed to the Other is already present at the very heart of the USAI'll write later when time allows But after Terror isn't it best to engage with Reason?

  5. says:

    Zizek's writing is some kind of intellectual porn I turn the pages compulsively but what's the point? Some part of me is thrilled w

  6. says:

    I think sometimes people who've known me for a long time wonder how I ended up a fan of Zizek and Badiou how I ended up so disenchanted with capitalism etc There'a a lot of things that go into it but one aspect that this book reminded me about

  7. says:

    Thought provoking there’s a fair amount of nonsense to wade through but Zizek also calls out a bunch of peoplegroups for their nonsense so it was worth the wade

  8. says:

    Nicholas Lezard said it very well about another Zizek book Reading Žižek is hard work But it is worth it; like hacking through miles of under

  9. says:

    Every time I pick up a Zizek book I go in with the expectation I'll be able to track with maybe half of it His thoughts on 911 are just as askew insightful and obscure as you'd think they'd be I especially liked the chapter on Israel's relationship with Palestine becoming aggressive than ever at the time all wh

  10. says:

    filthy Slovene muses about the secret fantasies of Americans