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Though it hasn't "converted" me, I've found a great amount of wisdom in this book.
Conclusion As with any Zizek book, tracing the actual argument is notoriously difficult since he can't stay on topic for more than two pages.
This might very well be the best place to start if you're interested in the politics of this singular Slovenian philosopher.
While I do not particularly agree with all his assertions, the perspective is one that should be considered. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Daniel Rosario
Zizek is generally regarded as being at the vanguard of the modern left. And reading this book one can easily see why. Read morePublished on June 13, 2012 by Rick Ballan
In Tolkien's Lord of the Rings there is a scene where Pippin takes the Palantir and looks in it, not realizing that he is giving Sauron access to his own thoughts (and also having... Read morePublished on March 24, 2012 by Jacob
When he waxes heavy on psychoanalysis and Badiou, I was kind of lost, but the book is peppered with these smart little observations about the world circa 2009, and his references... Read morePublished on March 10, 2012 by jafrank
This was the first book by the oh-so-famous Zizek that I've read. There may be something profound behind all of his characteristic playfulness and eccentricity, but - in this book... Read morePublished on November 15, 2011 by Mike O'Brien
This is what I call "Starbucks Philosophy"! Not only because it has the notorious "Starbucks passage" in it, but also because the many bloody theories in this book are best... Read morePublished on October 19, 2011 by Charles Rover
This was my first taste of the crazy vortex of Slavoj Zizek's head, and I have to say I hope to be spending more time there. Read morePublished on January 2, 2011 by John W. Petersen
Every new work of infamous Slovenian philosopher is bound to attract some attention. Especially when topic is much hated and much debated as communism. Read morePublished on September 26, 2010 by Matko Vladanovic
Prior to reading Zizek and this book in particular, I'd had no idea exactly what communism was. I certainly wasn't one of the fools spinning it into a political insult without... Read morePublished on May 13, 2010 by Tommy Garcia