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Zizek's New Book "Against the Double Blackmail" has the Same Title ofHis 1999 Essay Publish in New Left Review


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A new book by Slavoj Zizek: Against the Double Blackmail: Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbours is coming out end of April, 2016. The book is going to be published by Allen Lane. The book is listed on Amazon UK website. It's not yet available on Amazon US website. This is not big book: 128 pages only. There is no detail available about the book. However, it's clear that the book covers the issues related to current refugee crisis and terror around the world.

There is a interesting thing that I discovered when searching the book on Amazon US website. I've found a title written by Zizek which has the title same as the fist half of the new book: Against the Double Blackmail.  It seems that it's an essay published in the New Left Review in 1999. From the New Left Review, the excerpt:
The prize-winner in the contest for the greatest blunder of 1998 was a Latin American patriotic terrorist who sent a letter-bomb to a US consulate in order to protest against the Americans interfering in local politics. As a conscientious citizen, he wrote on the envelope his return address; however, he did not put enough stamps on it, so that the post office returned the letter to him. Forgetting what he put in it, he opened it and blew himself up—a perfect example of how, ultimately, a letter always arrives at its destination. And is something quite similar not happening to the Slobodan Milosevic régime with the recent NATO bombing? For years, Milosevic was sending letter-bombs to his neighbours, from the Albanians to Croatia and Bosnia, keeping himself out of the conflict while igniting fire all around Serbia—finally, his last letter returned to him. Let us hope that the result of the NATO intervention will be that Milosevic will be proclaimed the political blunderer of the year.