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The celebrated philosopher returns with a provoking analysis of Europe's crisis. Exposing its real nature, he asks: what is to be done?

'One of our best-known living philosophers' Guardian
How do we respond to the refugee crisis - by opening our doors, or pulling up the drawbridge? Both solutions, argues Slavoj Žižek, offer ideological blackmail, and both are wrong. He proposes that instead we see the crisis as an opportunity: a unique chance for Europe to redefine itself and its future.
'Žižek identifies the refugee crisis as one of the major global challenges of our time ... he argues for a politics of solidarity' The Times Literary Supplement

Reviews

Few thinkers illustrate the contradictions of contemporary capitalism better than Slavoj Žižek - one of the world's best-known public intellectuals

John Gray

Žižek identifies the refugee crisis as one of the major global challenges of our time . . . he argues for a politics of solidarity

The Times Literary Supplement

A call to arms to imagine a new Europe

Philip Dodd, BBC Radio 3 Free Thinking

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  • Paperback

    9780141984124

    April 18, 2017

    Penguin Press (UK Adult)

    160 pages

    RRP $19.99

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  • Hardback

    9780241278840

    October 17, 2016

    Allen Lane (UK)

    128 pages

    RRP $24.99

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