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The universal exception
Žižek, Slavoj.

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Selections. 2006
Paperback ed.
Publication Information:
London : Continuum, 2007.
Physical Description:
xxxii, 387 p. ; 20 cm.
General Note:
"Expanded to include a brand new chapter and preface" -- cover. Hard cover edition was considered selected writings, volume 2.
Preface to the paperback edition -- Editors' introduction : Slavoj Zizek's 'third way' -- Sect. I The absent 'second way': Eastern European liberalism and its discontents -- Why we all love to hate Haider -- Heiner Muller out of joint -- Sect. II Really existing socialism: Why are Laibach and the Neue Slowenische Kunst not Fascists? -- The fetish of the party -- Georg Lukacs as the philosopher of Leninism -- Prolegomena to a theory of Kolkhoz musicals -- Attempts to escape the logic of capitalism -- Sect. III Really existing capitalism: Multiculturalism, or, the cultural logic of multinational capitalism -- A leftist plea for 'Eurocentrism' -- A plea for 'passive aggressivity' -- The three faces of Bill Gates -- The prospects of radical politics today -- Sect. IV What is (not) to be done: Against the double blackmail -- Welcome to the desert of the real -- The Iraq War - where is the true danger? -- Some politically incorrect reflections on violence in France and related matters -- Author's afterword : where do we stand today?


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The Universal Exception is the second volume of the selected writings of Slavoj Zizek-one of the most provocative and inspiring writers on culture at work today. Bringing together a broad selection of Zizek's major writings on politics, The Universal Exception showcases Zizek's formidable range of interests and his style. The book includes his interventions on such world political events as the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001 and the American-led invasion of Iraq, his celebration of the revolutionary potential of Stalinism, and his critique of Third Way politics. Together with Interrogating the Real, the first volume of Zizek's selected writings, this collection offers a superb introduction to the work of this prolific, controversial and vastly entertaining cultural commentator.