Saturday, 27 August 2011

Žižek: Shoplifters of the World Unite

I've not read contemporary philosopher Slavoj Žižek until today. But having now read his illuminating piece on the meaning of riots, I plan to get stuck in to his work. It's free to read now at The London Review of Books. Summarised in a sentence, I'd say is asks, "What is the point of our celebrated freedom of choice when the only choice is between playing by the rules and (self-)destructive violence?"

Photo credit: Hendrik Speck

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