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 top of the yankee vacation from heritage. Now the simple video games are over; one may still take aspects. Zizek argues this can be exactly the temptation to be resisted. In such moments of it appears transparent offerings, the true choices are such a lot hidden. Welcome to the wilderness of the Real steps again, complicating the alternatives imposed on us. It proposes that worldwide 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 several catastrophe videos sooner than it occurred, and explores the irony that the tragedy has been used to legitimize torture. final yet now not least it analyses the fiasco of the essential leftist reaction to the occasions.
About the series: showing at the first anniversary of the assaults at the global alternate heart and the Pentagon, those sequence of books from Verso current analyses of the us, the media, and the occasions surrounding September eleven by way of Europe's such a lot 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 money owed that function attention-grabbing introductions to the course in their respective tasks, and as insightful opinions of the unfolding occasions. This sequence seeks to appreciate the philosophical which means of September eleven and may depart untouched not one of the triumphing perspectives at present propagated.