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First as tragedy, then as farce
Slavoj Žižek

Published 2009 by Verso in London .
Written in English.

About the Book

"In this take-no-prisoners analysis, [the author] 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 righthook of farce. In the attacks of 9/11 and the global credit crunch, liberalism died twice: as a political doctrine and as an economic theory"--P. [4] of cover.

Table of Contents

Capitalist socialism?
Crisis as shock therapy
The structure of enemy propaganda
Human, all too human
The "new spirit" of capitalism
Between the two fetishisms
Communism, again!
The new enclosure of the commons
Socialism or communism?
The "public use of reason"
in Haiti
The capitalist exception
Capitalism with Asian values
in Europe
From profit to rent
"We are the ones we have been waiting for."

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
HB501 .Z59 2009

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157 p. ;
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