Saturday, 18 September 2010

Book Review from Counterfire by Duncan Simpson of Living in the End Times by Slavoj Zizek

There should no longer be any doubt: global capitalism is fast approaching its terminal crisis. Slavoj Zizek identifies the four horsemen of this coming apocalypse: the world ecological crisis: imbalances within the economic system; the biogenetic revolution; and exploding social divisions...

If you are looking for a coherent dissertation of the above paragraph from the blurb of Zizek's latest tome then avoid Living in the End Times. But if you love difficult counter intuitive philosophy(Hegel, Lacan, Marx & Kung Fu Panda!), a bloody sacrificing of liberal PC sacred cows and an explosion of fascinating but frustratingly digressive ideas then this is the book!

Read Duncan Simpson's review from Counterfire here and watch Slavoj Zizek in action at Marxism 2009 here.