Slavoj Žižek’s “little book” (85) on the current global pandemic and its ramifications has been written and published very rapidly. Nonetheless, this is not a rush job by a notably prolific author. The book is an achievement well worth respect and detailed attention. It is part of the vast and increasingly manifold set of commentaries on the pandemic and its political economic and cultural implications. Žižek has produced a book linked in its origins with an early time in the pandemic. We can anticipate a much lengthier and as yet unpredictable unfolding of historical changes arising from the pandemic. Žižek nonetheless successfully expresses a perspective which will continue to matter as part of a bigger picture, even if it needs later correction and supplementation, or indeed possibly rejection. Reacting quickly to the pandemic has limitations but also benefits.
Sandowski, Edward and Harris, Betty J.
"One Interpretation of the Current Pandemic Emphasizing Political Economy and Culture: PANDEMIC! COVID-19 Shakes the World,"
International Dialogue: Vol. 10, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.unomaha.edu/id-journal/vol10/iss1/5