Srecko Horvat on 'What does Europe want?'

Oct 31, 2013, 07:09 PM

Book launch event of 'What Does Europe Want? The Union and its Discontents' By Slavoj Žižek and Srećko Horvat (with an introduction by Alexis Tsipras) Publication Date: 31st October, 2013 £12.00 ISBN: 9781908236166

Despite the fact that the European Union faces the biggest crisis since its foundation, on July 1st, 2013, a new state joined the club. For the foreseeable future, Croatia will probably be the last to join; at the same time creating a barrier between the once connected states of the Balkans. Paraphrasing Freud’s famous question - ‘What does a woman want?’ - one of the greatest European philosophers of our day, Slavoj Žižek, joins forces with the young Croatian philosopher, Srećko Horvat, to examine the burning question ‘What does Europe want?’. Instead of a peace-project, the European Union is increasingly turning into a warzone: whether it be the expulsion of immigrants or riots in Paris and London, or European interventions to bring “more democracy” to Libya or Syria. Instead of leaving Europe to the enemies, Žižek and Horvat reflect on the fight for a different Idea of Europe; one that embraces all its peoples equally. #Zizek #Philosophy #EU #Syriza #