Book Review: Slavoj Žižek, Against the Double Blackmail

  • Cain Shelley University of Leeds


Of interest to few beyond the fellow specialist and often uncritically aligning with harmful clichés, the new book on Europe’s refugee crisis by the radical Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Žižek ultimately fails in its attempt to emulate the proud tradition of scholarly writing that has intervened effectively in public life.

Author Biography

Cain Shelley, University of Leeds

Cain Shelley has just graduated from the University of Leeds with an MA in Political Theory. He is currently in the final stages of assembling a PhD proposal that seeks to assess the ‘realism’ of the various condemnations and justifications of capitalism made by influential liberal and libertarian political philosophers.

How to Cite
Shelley, Cain. 2016. “Book Review: Slavoj Žižek, Against the Double Blackmail”. FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & The Arts, no. 23 (December).