Welcome to the Desert of the Real (Radical Thinkers)

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Liberals and conservatives proclaim the end of the American holiday from history. Now the easy games are over; one should take sides. i ek 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 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 events.

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"Fierce brilliance ... scintillating."--Steven Poole, Guardian (in praise of Living in the End Times)

"Never ceases to dazzle."--Brian Dillon, Daily Telegraph (in praise of Living in the End Times)

"Žižek is to today what Jacques Derrida was to the '80s: the thinker of choice for Europe's young intellectual vanguard."--Observer (in praise of Living in the End Times)

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Slavoj Zizek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books include Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, In Defense of Lost Causes, four volumes of the Essential Zizek, and many more.

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