James Westcott

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Cruel Intentions?

In this exhilarating, frustrating pamphlet-disguised-as-book, the Lacanian-Marxist philosopher Slavoj Zizek gleefully points out that the proliferation of arguments for the Iraq war resembles the denials, concessions and excuses in the joke about the borrowed, broken kettle: (1) I never borrowed the kettle from you; (2) I returned it to you......