Welcome to the Desert of the Real!

  title={Welcome to the Desert of the Real!},
  author={S. Žižek},
  journal={The South Atlantic Quarterly},
  pages={385 - 389}
  • S. Žižek
  • Published 2002
  • History
  • The South Atlantic Quarterly
Alain Badiou identified as the key feature of the XXth century the "passion of the Real /la passion du reel/"1: in contrast to the XIXth century of the utopian or "scientific" projects and ideals, plans about the future, the XXth century aimed at delivering the thing itself, at directly realizing the longerfor New Order. The ultimate and defining experience of the XXth century was the direct experience of the Real as opposed to the everyday social reality the Real in its extreme violence as the… Expand
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