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Virtue and Terror

Maximilien Robespierre

  • Bindwijze: Paperback
  • Taal: Engels
  • Categorie: Mens & Maatschappij
  • Uitgever: Verso Books
  • ISBN: 9781786633378
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Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:Paperback
Druk:1
Verschijningsdatum:september 2017
Aantal pagina's:154 pagina's
Illustraties:Nee
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Auteur:Maximilien Robespierre | Slavoj Zizek
Co-auteur:Slavoj Zizek
Redacteur:Jean Ducange
Redacteur:Jean Ducange

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Robespierre's defense of the French Revolution remains one of the most powerful and unnerving justifications for political violence ever written, and has extraordinary resonance in a world obsessed with terrorism and appalled by the language of its proponents. Yet today, the French Revolution is celebrated as the event which gave birth to a nation built on the principles of enlightenment. So how should a contemporary audience approach Robespierre's vindication of revolutionary terror? Zizek takes a helter-skelter route through these contradictions, marshaling all the breadth of analogy for which he is famous.