The Courage of Hopelessness by Slavoj Zizek
A Year of Acting Dangerously

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The author rejects conventional wisdom at every turn, occasionally risking nonsense for a higher sense. “Resolutely atheist” and a “skeptical pessimist,” Žižek does his best to leave no sacred cow ungored.
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In THE COURAGE OF HOPELESSNESS, maverick philosopher Slavoj Zizek returns to explore today's ideological, political and economic battles, and asks whether radical change is possible.

In these troubled times, even the most pessimistic diagnosis of our future ends with an uplifting hint that things might not be as bad as all that, that there is light at the end of the tunnel. Yet, argues Slavoj Žižek, it is only when we have admitted to ourselves that our situation is completely hopeless - that the light at the end of the tunnel is in fact the headlight of a train - that fundamental change can be brought about.
 

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Slavoj Žižek is a Slovenian philosopher and cultural critic. He is a Professor at the European Graduate School, International Director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, Birkbeck College, University of London, and a senior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books include Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, In Defense of Lost Causes, four volumes of the Essential Žižek, and many more.
 
Published February 6, 2018 by Melville House. 321 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Non-fiction
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The author rejects conventional wisdom at every turn, occasionally risking nonsense for a higher sense. “Resolutely atheist” and a “skeptical pessimist,” Žižek does his best to leave no sacred cow ungored.

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