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The Idea of Communism - Slavoj Zizek

The Idea of Communism

By: Slavoj Zizek (Editor), Costas Douzinas (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 13th November 2010
ISBN: 9781844674558
Number Of Pages: 224

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Do not be afraid, join us, come back! You've had your anti-communist fun, and you are pardoned for it-time to get serious once again!-Slavoj Zizek

Responding to Alain Badiou's 'communist hypothesis', the leading political philosophers of the Left convened in London in 2009 to take part in a landmark conference to discuss the perpetual, persistent notion that, in a truly emancipated society, all things should be owned in common. This volume brings together their discussions on the philosophical and political import of the communist idea, highlighting both its continuing significance and the need to reconfigure the concept within a world marked by havoc and crisis.

Separating the promise of communism from the disasters of the twentieth century is no easy task. But it feels necessary. Already we know that choices will have to be made and sides taken. Impending ecological disaster suggests that this could be our last chance to do so. If another world is possible, it will happen in action, not abstract theory. The first choice is very simple: to begin.A" Guardian

ISBN: 9781844674558
ISBN-10: 184467455X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 13th November 2010
Publisher: Verso Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1