TITLE

Vilifying Communism and Accommodating Imperialism The Sham and Shame of Slavoj Žižek's "Honest Pessimism"

AUTHOR(S)
Lotta, Raymond
PUB. DATE
April 2013
SOURCE
International Journal of Zizek Studies;2013, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reflects on the argument of philosopher and cultural theorist Slavoj Zizek on communism, imperialism and pessimism. An explanation of what Zizek calls as honest pessimism is offered. Information on Avakian's "Obervations on Art and Culture, Science and Philosophy and Making Revolution and Emancipating Humanity" which discusses teleological and semi-religious notions that were carried into communism is offered.
ACCESSION #
90582014

 

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