First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

First As Tragedy, Then As Farce

Slavoj Žižek


From the tragedy of 9-11 to the farce of the monetary meltdown.

Billions of bucks were rapidly poured into the worldwide banking method in a frantic try out at monetary stabilization. So why has it no longer been attainable to deliver a similar forces to endure in addressing global poverty and environmental crisis?

In this take-no-prisoners research, Slavoj Zizek frames the ethical mess ups of the fashionable global by way of the epoch-making occasions of the 1st decade of this century. What he unearths is the previous one-two punch of background: the jab of tragedy, definitely the right hook of farce. within the assaults of September 11 and the worldwide credits crunch, liberalism dies two times: as a political doctrine and as an fiscal theory.

First as Tragedy, Then as Farce is a decision for the Left to reinvent itself within the mild of our determined ancient scenario. The time for liberal, moralistic blackmail is over.

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