Virtue and Terror : Maximilien Robespierre Paperback
Robespierre's defense of the French Revolution remains one of the most powerful and unnerving justifications for political violence ever written, and has extraordinary resonance in a world obsessed with terrorism and appalled by the language of its proponents.
Yet today, the French Revolution is celebrated as the event which gave birth to a nation built on the principles of enlightenment...So how should a contemporary audience approach Robespierre's vindication of revolutionary terror?
Zizek takes a helter-skelter route through these contradictions, marshalling all the breadth of analogy for which he is famous.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 208 pages, black & white illustrations
- Publisher: Verso Books
- Publication Date: 29/01/2007
- Category: Revolutions, uprisings, rebellions
- ISBN: 9781844675845