The Universal Exception

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Bloomsbury Academic, Aug 28, 2007 - Philosophy - 420 pages
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The Universal Exception is the second volume of the selected writings of Slavoj Žižek-one of the most provocative and inspiring writers on culture at work today.

Bringing together a broad selection of Žižek'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 Žižek's selected writings, this collection offers a superb introduction to the work of this prolific, controversial and vastly entertaining cultural commentator.

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User Review  - Guy Brookshire - Goodreads

I learned from this book that Zizek thinks Marxism is a good idea, and that Stalin wasn't all that bad. He's not so sure the 9-11 attacks are as big a deal as we're making them out to be and doesn't ... Read full review


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Slavoj Žižek is one of the world's leading contemporary cultural critics and a hugely prolific author. He is Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and Visiting Professor at the New School for Social Research, New York, USA. Rex Butler is Associate Professor in Art History at the University of Queensland, Australia. His previous publications include Jean Baudrillard: The Defence of the Real (Sage, 1999). Scott Stephens is Researcher at the Centre for Theology and Politics, Brisbane, Australia.

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