Iraq: The Borrowed Kettle (Paperback)
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Short Description for Iraq That same inconsistency characterized the justification for the US-led invasion of Iraq is argued in this study.
- Published: 17 November 2005
- Format: Paperback 192 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781844675401 ISBN 10: 1844675408
- Sales rank: 384,642
Full description for Iraq
In order to render the strange logic of dreams, Freud quoted the old joke about the borrowed kettle: (1) I never borrowed a kettle from you, (2) I returned it to you unbroken, (3) the kettle was already broken when I got it from you. Such an enumeration of inconsistent arguments, of course, confirms exactly what it endeavors to deny--that I returned a broken kettle to you ...That same inconsistency characterized the justification of the attack on Iraq, argues Zizek in this provocative study that can be considered a sequel to his acclaimed post-9/11 Welcome to the Desert of the Real!