First As Tragedy, Then As Farce
|Time Added:||Wed Feb 13 2019 13:57:04 GMT+0300 (MSK)|
|Time Modified:||Wed Feb 13 2019 13:57:04 GMT+0300 (MSK)|
|"First As Tragedy, Then As Farce"|
<strong>From the tragedy of 9/11 to the farce of the financial meltdown.</strong>
Billions of dollars have been hastily poured into the global banking system in a frantic attempt at financial stabilization. So why has it not been possible to bring the same forces to bear in addressing world poverty and environmental crisis?
In this take-no-prisoners analysis, Slavoj Zizek 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 right hook of farce. In the attacks of 9/11 and the global credit crunch, liberalism dies twice: as a political doctrine and as an economic theory.