Iraq: The Borrowed Kettle

Iraq: The Borrowed Kettle

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By (author) Slavoj Zizek

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  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • Format: Paperback | 192 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 18mm | 222g
  • Publication date: 17 November 2005
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1844675408
  • ISBN 13: 9781844675401
  • Sales rank: 331,798

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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!

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Author information

Slavoj Zizek is Senior Researcher at the Institute for Social Studies in Ljubljana. His books include The Fragile Absolute, Revolution at the Gates, The Metastases of Enjoyment, The Sublime Object of Ideology, and The Ticklish Subject.

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"Like his position or loathe it, this polemic is serious brain food..." - Financial Times "Zizek will entertain and offend, but never bore." -- The Stranger