Living in the End Times
There may still not be any doubt: international capitalism is quickly imminent its terminal hindrance. Slavoj Žižek has pointed out the 4 horsemen of this coming apocalypse: the global ecological main issue; imbalances in the economy; the biogenetic revolution; and exploding social divisions and ruptures. yet, he asks, if the tip of capitalism turns out to many just like the finish of the area, how is it attainable for Western society to withstand the tip times?
In a tremendous new research of our worldwide state of affairs, Žižek argues that our collective responses to monetary Armageddon correspond to the phases of grief: ideological denial, explosions of anger and makes an attempt at bargaining, by means of melancholy and withdrawal.
For this version, Žižek has written an extended afterword that leaves nearly no topic untouched, from WikiLeaks to the character of the chinese language Communist occasion.
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