The Courage of Hopelessness

Yet, argues Slavoj Zizek, it is only when we have admitted to ourselves that our situation is completely hopeless - that the light at the end of the tunnel is in fact the headlight of a train approaching us from the opposite direction - ...

The Courage of Hopelessness

The Courage of Hopelessness

In these troubled times, even the most pessimistic diagnosis of our future ends with an uplifting hint that things might not be as bad as all that, that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Yet, argues Slavoj Aixek, it is only when we have admitted to ourselves that our situation is completely hopeless - that the light at the end of the tunnel is in fact the headlight of a train approaching us from the opposite direction - that fundamental change can be brought about. Surveying the various challenges in the world today, from mass migration and geopolitical tensions to terrorism, the explosion of rightist populism and the emergence of new radical politics - all of which, in their own way, express the impasses of global capitalism - Aixek explores whether there still remains the possibility for genuine change. Today, he proposes, the only true question is, or should be, this- do we endorse the predominant acceptance of capitalism as a fact of human nature, or does today's capitalism contain strong enough antagonisms to prevent its infinite reproduction? Can we, he asks, move beyond the failure of socialism, and beyond the current wave of populist rage, and initiate radical change before the train hits?

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The Courage of Hopelessness
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Slavoj Zizek
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Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-05 - Publisher: Penguin UK

In these troubled times, even the most pessimistic diagnosis of our future ends with an uplifting hint that things might not be as bad as all that, that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Yet, argues Slavoj Aixek, it is only when we have admitted to ourselves
The Courage of Hopelessness
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Slavoj Zizek
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-02-06 - Publisher: Melville House

In THE COURAGE OF HOPELESSNESS, maverick philosopher Slavoj Zizek returns to explore today's ideological, political and economic battles, and asks whether radical change is possible. In these troubled times, even the most pessimistic diagnosis of our future ends with an uplifting hint that things might not be as bad as
Like A Thief In Broad Daylight
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: Slavoj Žižek
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-09-20 - Publisher: Penguin UK

In recent years, techno-scientific progress has started to utterly transform our world - changing it almost beyond recognition. In this extraordinary new book, renowned philosopher Slavoj Zizek turns to look at the brave new world of Big Tech, revealing how, with each new wave of innovation, we find ourselves moving
Trouble in Paradise
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Slavoj Žižek
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-11-27 - Publisher: Penguin UK

In Trouble in Paradise, Slavoj Žižek, one of our most famous, most combative philosophers, explains how by drawing on the ideas of communism, we can find a way out of the crisis of capitalism. There is obviously trouble in the global capitalist paradise. But why do we find it so
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Language: en
Pages: 160
Authors: Slavoj Žižek
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-04-21 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Today, hundreds of thousands of people, desperate to escape war, violence and poverty, are crossing the Mediterranean to seek refuge in Europe. Our response from our protected European standpoint, argues Slavoj Zizek, offers two versions of ideological blackmail: either we open our doors as widely as possible; or we try

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