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Too Late to Awaken

What Lies Ahead When There is No Future?

Slavoj Žižek

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Allen Lane
06 February 2024
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The 'most dangerous philosopher in the West' returns with a rousing and counterintuitive analysis of our global predicament

We hear all the time that we're moments from doomsday. Around us, crises interlock and escalate, threatening our collective survival- Russia's invasion of Ukraine, with its rising risk of nuclear warfare, is taking place against a backdrop of global warming, ecological breakdown, and widespread social and economic unrest. Protestors and politicians repeatedly call for action, but still we continue to drift towards disaster. We need to do something. But what if the only way for us to prevent catastrophe is to assume that it has already happened-to accept that we're already five minutes past zero hour?

Too Late to Awaken sees Slavoj Zizek forge a vital new space for a radical emancipatory politics that could avert our course to self-destruction. He illuminates why the liberal Left has so far failed to offer this alternative, and exposes the insidious propagandism of the fascist Right, which has appropriated and manipulated once-progressive ideas. Pithy, urgent, gutting and witty, Zizek's diagnosis reveals our current geopolitical nightmare in a startling new light, and shows how, in order to change our future, we must first focus on changing the past.

Imprint:   Allen Lane
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 222mm,  Width: 144mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   303g
ISBN:   9780241651759
ISBN 10:   0241651751
Pages:   192
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Slavoj Zizek is a Hegelian philosopher, a Lacanian psychoanalyst, and a Communist. He is International Director at the Birkbeck Institute for Humanities, University of London, UK, Visiting Professor at the New York University, USA, and Senior Researcher at the Department of Philosophy, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Reviews for Too Late to Awaken: What Lies Ahead When There is No Future?

The most dangerous philosopher in the West -- Adam Kirsch * New Republic * Žižek is a thinker who regards nothing as outside his field: the result is deeply interesting and provocative * Guardian * Žižek leaves no social or cultural phenomenon untheorized, and is master of the counterintuitive observation * New Yorker * Never ceases to dazzle -- Brian Dillon * Daily Telegraph * Žižek is to today what Jacques Derrida was to the '80s: the thinker of choice for Europe's young intellectual vanguard * Observer *

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