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Read Welcome to the Desert of the Real: Five Essays on September 11 and Related Dates ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ ¿Es la guerra contra el terrorismo lanzada por Bush y llevada a cabo implacablemente por la mauinaria bélica estadounidense la respuesta coherente de un anáMundo en ue vivimos En este libro Slavoj Žižek penetra agudamente en el trabajo de duelo de nuestros circuitos inconscientes para pactar con lo real tras el impacto inaudito de los atentados del 11 de septiembre de 2001 y del 11 de marzo de 2004 afirmando con contundencia ue únicamente una política a la altura de la desnudez del poder capitalista realmente existente puede librarnos de los atolladeros del neoliberalismo el multiculturalismo y la deriva etno nacionalist. Nicholas Lezard said it very well about another Zizek book Reading Žižek is hard work But it is worth it; like hacking through miles of undergrowth and jungle vegetation in order to be rewarded every so often with a splendid view For when Žižek stops talking like that and actually says something directly then he is electrifyingI just wish there were a higher signal to noise ratio Maybe noise isn't the right word but there's a lot of Antigone diversions on the way to actual discussions of 911

Welcome to the Desert of the Real Five Essays on September 11 and Related DatesMundo en ue vivimos En este libro Slavoj Žižek penetra agudamente en el trabajo de duelo de nuestros circuitos inconscientes para pactar con lo real tras el impacto inaudito de los atentados del 11 de septiembre de 2001 y del 11 de marzo de 2004 afirmando con contundencia ue únicamente una política a la altura de la desnudez del poder capitalista realmente existente puede librarnos de los atolladeros del neoliberalismo el multiculturalismo y la deriva etno nacionalist. Nicholas Lezard said it very well about another Zizek book Reading Žižek is hard work But it is worth it; like hacking through miles of undergrowth and jungle vegetation in order to be rewarded every so often with a splendid view For when Žižek stops talking like that and actually says something directly then he is electrifyingI just wish there were a higher signal to noise ratio Maybe noise isn't the right word but there's a lot of Antigone diversions on the way to actual discussions of 911

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Welcome to the Desert of the Real: Five Essays on September 11 and Related Dates ¼ Instalados en una división insalvable de riueza poder y seguridad respecto al Sur global a la realidad pétrea de la desigualdad de la economía y la sociedad mundiales ¿Son la democracia y el fundamentalismo los conceptos ue nos permiten pensar las opciones civilizacionales estratégicas de los próximos años o estos conceptos sobrecodificados tan sólo invitan a una destrucción paroxística de un enemigo imaginario ue imposibilita el diagnóstico desapasionado del. Zizek's writing is some kind of intellectual porn I turn the pages compulsively but what's the point Some part of me is thrilled whenever it interacts with a thought pattern that is not reductive predetermined transparent It is light in the intellectual darkness and like porn it removes the easy coverings of lazy thinking and reveals ideas for what they are in all their mechanical specificity It is compelling because it is so absent from the uotidian Try to have a conversation about politics with someone that goes beyond platitudes and pretty soon the other person will get angry and defensive or you will It is nearly as offensive as kissing a stranger in publicRecently I watched a play called The Laramie Project about the brutal torture and murder of a gay college student in Wyoming It made me want to puke twice once for the horror of the crime and once for the banality of the play It presented total intellectual abdication and called upon the audience to become outraged but not to uestion any of the tenets of the conversation Not that there were tenets not that anything was stated explicitly which could in any way be uestioned The fundamental argument was that there are haters in America and that Wyoming is a place built on hate Some people managed to overcome their original Wyominghate sin but none were as pure as the people who wrote the play nor as pure as the martyr who was inherently without sin for being a martyr The gay in the play is present as the victim of Wyomingites who perceive him as the hated other while the play suggests the true other is the pure unredeemed Wyomingite himself inhuman in his violent otherness The real crime this original sin of making homosexuality the other is answered with the same crime visited on the Wyomingites some of whom emerge into humanhood as they renounce their homophobia just as homophobes imagine the homosexual emerging into humanhood upon choosing to be straight Puke It was like a reeducation camp There was even a candlelight vigil in the middleSo reading a book like this is a relief from the world where politics and violence when dealt with by liberals is so patronizing and anti intellectual But again what's the point Reading Zizek drops one down a hole of ideas tearing everything apart and leaving very little ground upon which to stand Some of the ideas strike me as pretty strong especially the overall notion that the overall structure of our political life vis a vis the otherenemy sits on an intellectually tedious set of structures His critiue of torture or his idea of the homo sacer the person who like an illegal combatant fits into no known legal framework and becomes a non person seem fairly sound but so what The very nature of his constant critiue invites its own Who is he to decide that the Czechs were happy in the 80s Who is he to make all the grand claims he makes I guess this is what theorists do but it all seems so arbitrary Arbitrary and unnecessary Which raises the uestion when is thinking about such things useful I keep coming back to the same thought that it has to matter deeply to oneself to be worth thinking about and in order for it to matter deeply it cannot be merely an exercise in intellectual acrobatics it must be connected to conscience to meaning or the search for it Otherwise life's too shortStill I've got one chapter left I can't wait to open it Read & Download É PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ü Slavoj Žižek

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Slavoj Žižek Ü 0 Read ¿Es la guerra contra el terrorismo lanzada por Bush y llevada a cabo implacablemente por la mauinaria bélica estadounidense la respuesta coherente de un análisis racional del mundo contemporáneo o la expresión atávica de un terror pánico ue no cuestiona en absoluto los fundamentos mismos de nuestro pacto con la realidad brutal del capitalismo contemporáneo ¿De ué formas se acomodan la crítica y la política progresistas de los países avanzados confortablemente. The thing you notice uickly how often the bastard contradicts himself At first I wanted to say that he was inconsistent but then it became clear that it was a bigger part of his mission And indeed his first wish is to problematize the simple choices we have been given Honestly too few are better positioned to do so As a Slovene as someone who cut his teeth on Soviet intellectualism then found himself suddenly a part of the Captalist West Zizek has the perspective and authority to denounce both the Left and the Right in their responses to 911The book is much larger than this however and throughout I think Zizek takes up the mantle of exposing the dangers of simplicity He jumps in topic he starts with one belief stated resolutely then swings to examples that seem to voice the exact opposite yet every perspective is clearly fit together by his thoughts In other words as a bit of a political Tiresias Zizek delivers a message to us stuck in our simpler ideological bodies simplicity is part of the problem