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There should still now not be any doubt: international capitalism is quickly forthcoming its terminal drawback. Slavoj Žižek has pointed out the 4 horsemen of this coming apocalypse: the global ecological hindrance; imbalances in the economic climate; the biogenetic revolution; and exploding social divisions and ruptures. yet, he asks, if the top of capitalism turns out to many just like the finish of the area, how is it attainable for Western society to withstand the top times?

In an immense new research of our international scenario, Žižek argues that our collective responses to fiscal Armageddon correspond to the levels of grief: ideological denial, explosions of anger and makes an attempt at bargaining, through melancholy and withdrawal.

For this version, Žižek has written a protracted afterword that leaves virtually no topic untouched, from WikiLeaks to the character of the chinese language Communist celebration.

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