Video Duration 16 minutes 15 seconds
From: Empire

9/11 and the end of liberal democracy?

Was it 9/11 or the West’s response that threatened the utopia of liberal democracy? S. Zizek and Hamid Dabashi discuss.

Where does the urge for an external enemy come from? Why has fear become the tool through which the West consolidates power and mobilises people?

Two leading critical thinkers, Slavoj Zizek and Hamid Dabashi discuss how 9/11 and the subsequent War on Terror compromised democracy. 

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