Violence!

“Slavoj Žižek is a Post-Marxist sociologist, philosopher, and cultural critic. In 1989, with the publication of his first book written in English, The Sublime Object of Ideology, Žižek achieved international recognition as a major social theorist. Since then, Žižek he has continued to develop his status as an intellectual outsider and confrontational maverick. The Authors@Google program was pleased to welcome Slavoj Žižek to Google’s New York office to discuss his latest book, “Violence”.

Nobody knows what the nose knows! – Jack Dance

 

Steven Pinker charts the decline of violence from Biblical times to the present, and argues that, though it may seem illogical and even obscene, given Iraq and Darfur, we are living in the most peaceful time in our species’ existence.

 

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