|The Courage of Hopelessness by Slavoj Zizek|
|Trump, Erdogan, May… on every continent populist political upheavals are upending a period of relative stability.|
Zizek argues 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 approaching us from the opposite direction - that fundamental change can be brought about.Surveying the various challenges in the world today, from mass migration and geopolitical tensions to terrorism, the explosion of rightist populism and the emergence of new radical politics, all of which express the impasses of global capitalism in their own way, Zizek proposes, the only true question is, or should be, this:
Can we initiate radical change – before the train hits?
Don’t miss Zizek in conversation with Will Self on 17 May in London.
Mittwoch, 19. April 2017
the light at the end of the tunnel is in fact the headlight of a train approaching us from the opposite direction
Published by Allen Lane on 4th May 2017 (Hardback)