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By Slavoj Žižek

Within the months after September eleven, titles like 'The finish of the Age of Irony' abound in our media. Liberals and conservatives proclaim the tip of the yank vacation from heritage. Now the simple video games are over; one should still take facets. Zizek argues this can be exactly the temptation to be resisted. In such moments of it seems that transparent offerings, the genuine possible choices are such a lot hidden. Welcome to the wilderness of the Real steps again, complicating the alternatives imposed on us. It proposes that international capitalism is fundamentalist and that the USA was once complicit within the upward push of Muslim fundamentalism. It issues to our dreaming concerning the disaster in different catastrophe videos sooner than it occurred, and explores the irony that the tragedy has been used to legitimize torture. final yet no longer least it analyses the fiasco of the fundamental leftist reaction to the occasions.
About the series: showing at the first anniversary of the assaults at the global exchange heart and the Pentagon, those sequence of books from Verso current analyses of the U.S., the media, and the occasions surrounding September eleven by means of Europe's so much stimulating and provocative philosophers. Probing underneath the extent of television remark, political and cultural orthodoxies, and 'rent-a-quote' punditry, Baudrillard, Virilio, and Zizek supply 3 hugely unique and readable debts that function interesting introductions to the path in their respective tasks, and as insightful opinions of the unfolding occasions. This sequence seeks to understand the philosophical which means of September eleven and may go away untouched not one of the triumphing perspectives presently propagated.

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