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5.0 out of 5 stars Holy Terry! *groan*, 25 Nov. 2008
This review is from: Holy Terror (Hardcover)
Witty, erudite, short, persuasive and political in the best sense. Excellent at bringing out the concepts of Thanatos in Freud, jouissance in Lacan and evil in Christian (and other) moral thought, without once descending into navel-gazing, obscuratism or over-complication. Impressive also in making some political links and distinctions between socialism and barbarism, US power and terrorisms, and the balance between the strategic and the surplus in terroristic violence of all stripes.

If there is a weakness, it is that these matters are addressed too heavily towards the current moment and so not considered sufficiently in terms of other recurrent examples like war rape, aerial bombardment, certain liberal ethics of just war, famine and the like. But none of that should stop you from seeking out and devouring this little gem.
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