Virtue And Terror
|Time Added:||Wed Feb 13 2019 14:08:49 GMT+0300 (MSK)|
|Time Modified:||Wed Feb 13 2019 14:08:49 GMT+0300 (MSK)|
|Bibtex:||"Maximilien Robespierre and Jean Ducange and John Howe and Slavoj Zizek",|
|"Virtue and Terror"|
Robespierre's defence of the French Revolution remains one of the most powerful and unnerving justifications for political violence ever written. It has an extraordinary resonance in a world obsessed with terrorism and appalled by the language of its proponents. Yet today the French Revolution is celebrated as the event which gave birth to a nation built on the principles of Enlightenment. So how should a contemporary audience approach Robespierre's vindication of revolutionary terror? iek's introduction analyzes these contradictions with a prodigious breadth of analogy and reference.