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2.0 out of 5 stars disappointing, 17 Dec. 2009
This review is from: First As Tragedy, Then As Farce (Paperback)
Massively overrated, this chap uses an exotic sounding surname and namechecking various philosophers to hide the fact he cannot produce a coherent train of thought. Do not believe the synopsis of this book. There are few pages here which seek to dissect the economic crisis from a Marxist or any other perspective. Instead what you get is a pseudo-intellectual stream of consciousness that ranges from film reviews to the Haitian revolution. If you're looking for a analysis of how Marxist theory can be resurrected and applied to a contemporary world then search elsewhere.
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Initial post: 10 Feb 2010 16:39:27 GMT
lonpobty says:
Hilarious! Is this what passes for criticism in England? In what ways does the chap Zizek 'use' his 'exotic sounding' surname? Perhaps Mr Papworth should exploit his surname, which would certainly sound exotic in Slovenia, and start publishing some Pooterish philosophy there.

Posted on 20 Oct 2010 10:02:12 BDT
Hannah May says:
As you seem to dislike Zizek so much why do you keep buying and reviewing his books?

Posted on 30 Nov 2011 11:05:28 GMT
J. Baxendale says:
I think Jason Papworth is a very silly name indeed. Hilarious, in fact.
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