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The Fragile Absolute


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Argues that the subversive core of the Christian legacy forms the foundation of a politics of universal emancipation

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Slavoj Zizek 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 sen-ior researcher at the Institute of Sociology, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. His books include Living in the End Times, First as Tragedy, Then as Farce, Less Than Nothing, six volumes of the Essential Zizek, and many more.


Righteously to battle the tsunami of postmodern spiritual mush, Zizek attempts a reconciliation between Marxism and Christianity, eccentrically (against Nietzsche) trying to recuperate St Paul for the radical Christian. * Guardian *
Zizek leaves no social or cultural phenomenon untheorized, and is master of the counterintuitive observation. * The New Yorker *
This is a subtle argument ... Zizek applies it with a broad brush to both contemporary society and popular culture. * Boston Book Review *

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