Monday, March 07, 2005

an unhealthy closet liberal?

John Holbo nimbly puts Zizek down (granted, without a whisper of Lacan or much of Hegel). When Zizek takes as his point of departure the assumption that Fukuyama--with his "liberal democracy, perfect as it is, having finally and rightly inherited the earth for now and always"--is essentially full of shit, I don't really mind, to tell the truth. But the deeper question of responsibility remains, and Zizek, for one, would often seem to fancy his writing unanswerable. I will quickly admit that in today's climate the question of what may constitute a "healthy liberal" befuddles me a bit. In any event, the conversation continues elsewhere.

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