I'm amazed by the way Zizek is able combine philosophers as Kant and Lacan together with contemporary cinema. And he always has a joke up his sleeve. He writes of globalization, capitalism, fundamentalism, and language.I have not before read a book about violence in this provoking way before. The book has made me reflect on violence in a new way.
The subtitle of the book is "six sideways reflections", which is related to the books six chapters. They are as follows:
1. SOS Violence
2. Fear thy neighbour as thyself!
3. A blood-dimmed tide is loosed
4. Antimonies of tolerant reason
5. Tolerence as an ideological category
6. Divine violence
He also offers a bibliography at the end of the book, something most philosophers do not have in their books. This is a book I will be reading several times, and I'm reflecting on using it also in my classes on domestic violence.