The Universal Exception

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Bloomsbury Academic, Jun 20, 2006 - Philosophy - 362 pages
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"The most formidably brilliant exponent of psychoanalysis, indeed of cultural theory in general, to have emerged from europe in some decades." -  Terry Eagleton 'One of the most innovative and exciting contemporary thinkers of the left.' TLS The Universal Exception is the second volume of the collected key writings of Slavoj Zizek - one of the most provocative and inspiring writers on culture at work today. Collecting together a broad selection of Zizek's major writings on politics, The Universal Exception showcases Zizek's formidable range of interests and his style. The book includes his writings on such right-wing icons as Ayn Rand and Leni Riefenstahl; his take on the logic of capitalism and the condition of contemporary radical politics; and his views on major current global issues and events, including the Iraq war. Together with Interrogating the Real, the first volume of Zizek'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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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 i ek 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.

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