First as Tragedy, Then as Farce Paperback / softback
by Slavoj Zizek
Billions of dollars were hastily poured into the global banking system in a frantic attempt at financial stabilisation.
So why has it not been possible to bring the same forces to bear in addressing world poverty and environmental crisis?
In this take-no-prisoners analysis, Slavoj Zizek 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 right hook of farce.
In the attacks of 9/11 and the global credit crunch, liberalism dies twice: as a political doctrine and as an economic theory.
The election of Donald Trump only confirms the bankruptcy of a liberal order on its last legs.
First as Tragedy, Then as Farce is a call for the left to reinvent itself in the light of our desperate historical situation.
The time for liberal, moralistic blackmail is over.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 176 pages
- Publisher: Verso Books
- Publication Date: 10/07/2018
- Category: Phenomenology & Existentialism
- ISBN: 9781786635938
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