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Welcome to the desert of the real! : five essays on September 11 and related dates

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  title={Welcome to the desert of the real! : five essays on September 11 and related dates},
  author={Slavoj Ži{\vz}ek},
  year={2002}
}
On September 11, the USA was given the opportunity to realize what kind of a world it was a part of. It might have taken this opportunity - but it did not; instead it opted to reassert its traditional ideological commitments: out with feelings of responsibility and guilt towards the impoverished Third World, we are the victims now! In the months following September 11, mainstream commentators bombarded us with histrionic claims that the event marked 'The End of the Age of Irony' or the… 
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