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Afterword to the paperback edition

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Žižek, S. (2015). Afterword to the paperback edition. In Žižek, S. Trouble in Paradise: From the End of History to the End of Capitalism. Penguin Books, pp. 215-287

(stagnation + inflation) when inflation is high, the economic growth rate slows, and unemployment remains steadily high

226

The late 1960s and the early 1970s were not just the times of oil crisis and stagflation

He goes through the whole US hegemony story in about a page (cites Yanis Varoufakis too)

—p.226 by Slavoj Žižek
notable
2 years, 3 months ago

The late 1960s and the early 1970s were not just the times of oil crisis and stagflation

He goes through the whole US hegemony story in about a page (cites Yanis Varoufakis too)

—p.226 by Slavoj Žižek
notable
2 years, 3 months ago

a figure of speech in which an abstract thing is personified OR an imagined or absent person or thing is represented as speaking (literally, "mask-making")

234

ideological prosopopoeia has its heyday: markets start to talk as living entities, expressing their 'worry' at what will happen if the elections fail to produce a government with a mandate to continue with the programme of fiscal austerity and structural reform

forgot the meaning but what a great word

—p.234 by Slavoj Žižek
uncertain
2 years, 3 months ago

ideological prosopopoeia has its heyday: markets start to talk as living entities, expressing their 'worry' at what will happen if the elections fail to produce a government with a mandate to continue with the programme of fiscal austerity and structural reform

forgot the meaning but what a great word

—p.234 by Slavoj Žižek
uncertain
2 years, 3 months ago

(verb) to reduce the mental or moral vigor of / (verb) to lessen the vitality or strength of

237

What is so enervating about Varoufakis is not his radicality but his rational pragmatic modesty--no wonder that many radical members of Syriza accused him of capitulating to the EU.

I am never going to remember which meaning this word has am I

—p.237 by Slavoj Žižek
confirm
2 years, 3 months ago

What is so enervating about Varoufakis is not his radicality but his rational pragmatic modesty--no wonder that many radical members of Syriza accused him of capitulating to the EU.

I am never going to remember which meaning this word has am I

—p.237 by Slavoj Žižek
confirm
2 years, 3 months ago
242

[...] The true novelty of the Syriza government is that it is a governmental event--the first time that a Western radical Left (not the old-style Communist one) has taken state power. The entire rhetoric, so beloved of the New Left, of acting at a distance from the state, has to be abandoned: one has to heroically assume full responsibility for the welfare of the entire people and leave behind the basic Leftist 'critical' attitude of finding a perverse satisfaction in providing sophisticated explanations of why things had to take a wrong turn.

—p.242 by Slavoj Žižek 2 years, 3 months ago

[...] The true novelty of the Syriza government is that it is a governmental event--the first time that a Western radical Left (not the old-style Communist one) has taken state power. The entire rhetoric, so beloved of the New Left, of acting at a distance from the state, has to be abandoned: one has to heroically assume full responsibility for the welfare of the entire people and leave behind the basic Leftist 'critical' attitude of finding a perverse satisfaction in providing sophisticated explanations of why things had to take a wrong turn.

—p.242 by Slavoj Žižek 2 years, 3 months ago
247

[...] The point is that this dilemma is wrong: the dilemma cannot be solved at this level since the very gap between private interest (safety of my son) and global justice bears witness to a situation which has to be overcome.

great illustration of the problem with individualist thinking vs looking at the bigger picture (someone's white son is having a tough time at a majority-black school--what's the solution?)

—p.247 by Slavoj Žižek 2 years, 3 months ago

[...] The point is that this dilemma is wrong: the dilemma cannot be solved at this level since the very gap between private interest (safety of my son) and global justice bears witness to a situation which has to be overcome.

great illustration of the problem with individualist thinking vs looking at the bigger picture (someone's white son is having a tough time at a majority-black school--what's the solution?)

—p.247 by Slavoj Žižek 2 years, 3 months ago