Slavoj Zizek has, several times and with increasing emphasis, made it clear what he believes to be the purpose of philosophy: not to answer questions, but ask better ones. … This book asks as many questions as it answers, a trait typical in Zizek’s corpus. This isn’t a bad thing, because spoon-feeding people revolutionary maxims is nowhere near as effective as leaving your readers outraged at the end of your book, and forcing them to come up with their own solutions to pressing dilemmas. By Zizek’s standards, then, the book must be a success.
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Slavoj Zizek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books include Iraq: The Borrowed Kettle, In Defense of Lost Causes and Living in the End Times. For further information, visit http://zizek.us.