By Slavoj Žižek
From the tragedy of Sept. 11 to the farce of the monetary meltdown.
Billions of bucks were rapidly poured into the worldwide banking procedure in a frantic test at monetary stabilization. So why has it now not been attainable to carry an identical forces to endure in addressing global poverty and environmental crisis?
In this take-no-prisoners research, Slavoj Zizek frames the ethical disasters of the fashionable global by way of the epoch-making occasions of the 1st decade of this century. What he unearths is the outdated one-two punch of background: the jab of tragedy, definitely the right hook of farce. within the assaults of 11th of September and the worldwide credits crunch, liberalism dies two times: as a political doctrine and as an financial theory.
First as Tragedy, Then as Farce is a choice for the Left to reinvent itself within the mild of our determined old state of affairs. The time for liberal, moralistic blackmail is over.