Clare Woodford reviews Violence by Slavoj Zizek (London, Profile Books 2009)
‘The exemplary figures of evil today are not ordinary consumers who pollute the environment and live in a violent world of disintegrating social links, but those who, while fully engaged in creating conditions for such universal devastation and pollution, buy their way out of their own activity, living in gated communities, eating organic food, taking holidays in wildlife preserves, and so on’ .
Whilst such controversial statements may be the reason why many people have slated Zizek’s little book on a big topic …
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