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Rex Butler

Rex Butler

Rex Butler teaches in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at the University of Queensland.

Rex Butler reviews 'In Defense of Lost Causes' and 'First as Tragedy, Then as Farce' by Slavoj Žižek

February 2010, no. 318 29 September 2022
In the chapter ‘Revolutionary Terror’ in In Defense of Lost Causes (2008), world-renowned Lacanian theorist Slavoj Žižek briefly discusses Georgi M. Derluguian’s Bourdieu’s Secret Admirer in the Caucasus (2005). Derluguian’s book traces the extraordinary career of one Musa Shanib, from Abkhazia on the Black Sea, who moved from being a Soviet dissident to a democratic political reformer ... (read more)