• Like a Thief in Broad Daylight

  • Power in the Era of Post-Human Capitalism
  • By: Slavoj Žižek
  • Narrated by: Jamie East
  • Length: 8 hrs and 6 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (83 ratings)

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Like a Thief in Broad Daylight

By: Slavoj Žižek
Narrated by: Jamie East
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In recent years, techno-scientific progress has started to utterly transform our world - changing it almost beyond recognition. In this extraordinary new audiobook, renowned philosopher Slavoj Zizek turns to look at the brave new world of Big Tech, revealing how, with each new wave of innovation, we find ourselves moving closer and closer to a bizarrely literal realization of Marx's prediction that "all that is solid melts into air". With the automation of work, the virtualization of money, the dissipation of class communities, and the rise of immaterial, intellectual labor, the global capitalist edifice is beginning to crumble, more quickly than ever before - and it is now on the verge of vanishing entirely.  

But what will come next? Against a backdrop of constant socio-technological upheaval, how could any kind of authentic change take place? In such a context, Zizek argues, there can be no great social triumph - because lasting revolution has already come into the scene, like a thief in broad daylight, stealing into sight right before our very eyes. What we must do now is wake up and see it.  

Urgent as ever, Like a Thief in Broad Daylight illuminates the new dangers as well as the radical possibilities thrown up by today's technological and scientific advances and their electrifying implications for us all.

©2018 Slavoj Žižek (P)2020 Tantor

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Audible needs more Slavoj Zizek books

This book is a must for any fans of Zizek and the work! While I would not have this book be your first impression of Zizek ( you should read sublime object of ideology first) it is an instant classic. I love his analysis of blade runner, Ernest lubitch and modern geopolitics. 9/10

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Its great but

I wish Zizek himself would have done the reading for this. Its not the same without his ticks

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Eyes Wide Open

Few critical thinkers remain in the era of quicly consumed, sensationalist media. Even fewer offer profound insight into the dynamics of our culture; Slavoj Zizek is perhaps the last his of kind. Please give this book a chance it has much to offer.

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