Title: IRAQ: THE BORROWED KETTLE - Scarce Pristine ...
Publisher: London, England: Verso Books, 2004
Book Condition: As New
Dust Jacket Condition: As New
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. 188 pages. Published in 2004. The author's book-length account on subject. One of the most important philosophical texts of our time. The first appearance of the title in English. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents Slavoj Zizek's "Iraq: The Borrowed Kettle" in a felicitous English translation. A thoughtful assessment of the American war in Iraq. "As Slovenian public intellectual and provocateur Zizek puts it in his pungent sequel to 'Welcome to the Desert of the Real', a major problem with the US's Iraq adventure has been 'too many reasons for the war'. As each pretext collapsed in the face of events, another rose to take its place. Thus, he says, the war has been as much about logical consistency as about Iraq. As piercing as Zizek can be about the rhetorical excesses of the Bush Administration (his reading of Rumsfeld's infamous 'known knowns' speech is a tour-de-force), he doesn't spare what he sees as the smug complacencies of Old Europe and the Left, putting them under the general rubric of convenient pacifism and selective outrage. Zizek's book is consistently funny, engaging, and accessible. If some of the philosophical excursions in the book threaten to derail the cogency of its arguments, they generally reward patience. And if the sheer exuberance of Zizek's biting invective acts as something of a tonic, the sobriety of his basic message, that we have entered a permanent, Orwellian 'state of emergency' that threatens the very freedoms we are supposedly defending, is never lost. Simultaneously invigorating, depressing, and maddening, Zizek's book reveals him to be an intellectual made for these times" (Publishers Weekly). "Zizek is the master of the counter-intuitive observation" (The New Yorker Magazine). An absolute "must-have" title for Slavoj Zizek collectors. This title is now collectible. This is one of few copies of the First British Edition/First Printing still available online and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. One of the greatest writer/thinker of our time. A flawless copy. ISBN 1844670015. Bookseller Inventory # 14457
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