Iraq: The Borrowed Kettle

Iraq: The Borrowed Kettle

by Slavoj Zizek


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ISBN-13: 9781844675401
Publisher: Verso Books
Publication date: 11/05/2005
Series: Wo Es War Series Series
Pages: 188
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.62(d)

About the Author

Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books include Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, In Defense of Lost Causes, four volumes of the Essential Žižek, and many more.

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Iraq: The Borrowed Kettle 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MeditationesMartini on LibraryThing 5 months ago
Says some great things about WMD as Hitchcockian "MacGuffin" - "of course we'll never find them, if we did, they wouldn't be Saddam's imaginary WMD's" - and the fearsome spinelessness of the anti-war left DESPITE the utter repulsiveness of the neocon projet, and Europe's refusal to take up the role of alternate source of geopolitical legitimacy, and the gap between "Jerusalem" as object of desire/return and real Jerusalem, and how trying to combine the two leads to endless emptiness and horror. And other stuff. And then he gets into his usual Lacanian groove and you yawn and say all right, do you really think you couldn't make this argument to better effect without using the term "objet petit a" even once? But it's a short book with some fun times, and Zizek's everreadiness to flirt with Stalinism in search of an illiberal, "intolerable," unsublimatable take is always bracing.