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Essential Stuff, Though Zizek's no Chomsky,
This review is from: Demanding the Impossible (Paperback)
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Demanding the Impossible finds Slavoj Zizek waxing passionately on a variety of subjects -- financial crises, popular uprisings, political upheavals and, indeed, political paranoia -- with a kind of admirable passion that reminds of seminal works composed by the likes of Orwell and Chomsky, albeit without the force of wit and style that distinguishes them as writers (that they have more of an impact on our social consciousness seems self-evident). As with the Chomsky/Barsamian collaborations, the book derives from interviews and is as such slim and easily read for all its weight and worth. Moral: these are subjects that should increasingly dominate the public's thinking and if only they could consider them with the clarity and passion of Zizek, change might not be so impossible after all. A highly-recommended point of reference.