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First as tragedy, then as farce /

"In this take-no-prisoners analysis, [the author] frames the moral failures of the modern world in terms of the epoch-making events of the first decade of this century. What he finds is the old one-two punch of history: the jab of tragedy, the righthook of farce. In the attacks of 9/11 and the...

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Main Author: Žižek, Slavoj.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: London : Verso, 2009.
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Summary:"In this take-no-prisoners analysis, [the author] frames the moral failures of the modern world in terms of the epoch-making events of the first decade of this century. What he finds is the old one-two punch of history: the jab of tragedy, the righthook of farce. In the attacks of 9/11 and the global credit crunch, liberalism died twice: as a political doctrine and as an economic theory"--P. [4] of cover.
Physical Description:157 p. ; 20 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:9781844674282 (pbk.)
1844674282 (pbk.)