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Mad World: War, Movies, Sex

Slavoj Zizek

In a characteristically explosive barrage, Ljubljana's most famous philosopher takes a passionate stance on the war in Ukraine, surveys the latest Hollywood blockbusters, and delivers detonations into a range of contemporary issues, from sexual politics in India to the prospects for a new Cold War.

Ever attentive to moments where the bizarre and the epic join forces, among the questions Zizek considers here are: Is the giant orgy, planned to take place in Ukraine in the event of a Russian nuclear attack, really all that morbid? And what should society do, whether on the big screen or the battlefield, in preparation for the end of the world?

Agree with him or not, Zizek rarely fails to provoke in a productive fashion. By examining matters through a lens that is bold and original, and often joyfully outlandish, Zizek helps us to better grasp a world in which, increasingly, the dominant motif is one of madness.

Book Details

  • Publisher: OR Books
  • Publish Date: Nov 28th, 2023
  • Pages: 200
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 6.90in - 4.90in - 0.80in - 0.55lb
  • EAN: 9781682194492
  • Categories: PoliticalPolitical Ideologies - Communism, Post-Communism & SocialismGeopolitics

About the Author

Slavoj Zizek is one of the most prolific and well-known philosophers and cultural theorists in the world today. His inventive, provocative body of work mixes Hegelian metaphysics, Lacanian psychoanalysis, and Marxist dialectic in order to challenge conventional wisdom and accepted verities on both the Left and the Right.

Praise for this book

"[The] master of the counterintuitive observation."
--The New Yorker

"The most dangerous philosopher in the West."
--The New Republic

"Few thinkers illustrate the contradictions of contemporary capitalism better than Slavoj Zizek."
--New York Review of Books