By Slavoj Žižek
There may still now not be any doubt: worldwide capitalism is quickly impending its terminal obstacle. Slavoj Žižek has pointed out the 4 horsemen of this coming apocalypse: the global ecological predicament; imbalances in the financial system; the biogenetic revolution; and exploding social divisions and ruptures. yet, he asks, if the top of capitalism turns out to many just like the finish of the area, how is it attainable for Western society to withstand the top times?
In a big new research of our worldwide state of affairs, Žižek argues that our collective responses to fiscal Armageddon correspond to the phases of grief: ideological denial, explosions of anger and makes an attempt at bargaining, through melancholy and withdrawal.
For this version, Žižek has written an extended afterword that leaves virtually no topic untouched, from WikiLeaks to the character of the chinese language Communist celebration.
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