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27 May 2003 13:51
Welcome to the desert of the real
Against the backdrops of 9/11, the mounting Palestinian/Israeli conflict, and the current crisis of the Left, Slavoj Zizek improvises a series of philosophical speculations. His unique blend of Lacanian psychoanalysis, Hegelian philosophy and intuition-defying logic - all spread over a staggering array of cultural references - has virtually come to hallmark a new style of critical thought. Welcome to the desert of the real is a good case in point.
It cuts its wit with an acerbic brand of critique - particularly so in connection with what Zizek takes to be the contemporary Left’s inability to muster any real politics of action or change.
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