Did Somebody Say Totalitarianism?: Five Interventions in the (mis)use of a Notion
Totalitarianism, as an ideological notion, has always had a precise strategic function: to guarantee the liberal-democratic hegemony by dismissing the Leftist critique of liberal democracy as the obverse, the twin, of the Rightist Fascist dictatorships. Instead of providing yet another systematic exposition of the history of this notion, _i_ek’s book addresses totalitarianism in a Wittgensteinian way, as a cobweb of family resemblances. He concludes that the devil lies not so much in the detail of what constitutes totalitarianism as in what enables the very designation totalitarian: the liberal-democratic consensus itself.
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Review: Did Someone Say Totalitarianism?: 5 Interventions in the (Mis)Use of a NotionUser Review - Sean Lynch - Goodreads
So damn thick. With jargon, Lacan, I cannot stand the inside-joke terminology. And yet... Zizek still makes you agree with him. This man is definitely the philosopher of the now, of the real. Too hard to get into though. Read full review
Review: Did Someone Say Totalitarianism?: 5 Interventions in the (Mis)Use of a NotionUser Review - Matt Klingebiel - Goodreads
Zizek makes complex ideas easy to understand, however some parts of the book were a bit thick and didn't really seem relevant to the over all topic Read full review