“The result is, as usual, a compendium of long passages of fierce brilliance ... iek is consistently penetrating.”—Steven Poole, Guardian
“Never ceases to dazzle.”—Brian Dillon, Daily Telegraph
“The thinker of choice for Europe’s young intellectual vanguard ... to witness iek in full flight is a wonderful and at times alarming experience, part philosophical tightrope-walk, part performance-art marathon, part intellectual roller-coaster ride.”—Sean O'Hagan, Observer
“Wide-ranging, often revelatory, frequently bewildering.”—Helen Brown, Daily Telegraph
“A giddying combination of exhilaration and perplexity, an addictive high-speed chase with bewildering changes in terrain that for the reader necessitate multiple gear shifts, sudden U-turns, three- and four-point turns, elegant loops and impossibly narrow angles to negotiate.”—Irish Left Review
“The most dangerous philosopher in the West.”—Adam Kirsch, The New Republic
About the Author
Slavoj iek 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 Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, In Defense of Lost Causes, four volumes of the Essential iek, and many more.