Smart, edgy, a bit raw and very exciting, everything you'd want in a literary journal, in short. Edited by poets Daniel Feinberg and Dan Hoy, Soft Targets 2.1 is out!
Yes, edgy indeed... The interview with Slavoj Zizek, in particular, which ends with the sage man advocating a new, "culturally liberating" (something like that) explosion of "Terror," one along the lines of the Jacobin bloodletting fit. The Soft Targets interviewers say nothing to challenge such astonishing obscenity, which leads one to assume that they are nodding their heads in star-struck agreement... Amazing, really. The man has clearly lost his marbles. But hey, he's Zizek, right?Kent
Really, I'm curious what people think about this. Or is it politically incorrect to criticize Zizek, even when he advocates for a spell of "sanitizing terror"?Editors of Soft Targets? Anyone? hey, long live the post-avant, always ethical to a fault,Kent
To those wondering what Kent is talking about, you can read the interview with Slavoj Žižek at this URL: http://www.softtargetsjournal.com/web/zizek.phpAnd Slavoj Žižek didn't say "sanitizing terror." Here's the relevant passage:ST: A final question. "That which produces the general good is always terrible": to what extent do you identify with this formula of Saint-Just’s? In what sense is the reinvention of a "new form of Terror," to put it in your terms, a necessary condition for a contemporary emancipatory politics? Slavoj Žižek: I think the French Revolution, this violent explosion of egalitarian terror, is crucial. Before, terror simply meant the "mob" erupting in violence, but they don’t take over—they simply kill. I am speaking of the Jacobin Terror. This is the key event. You either buy it or you don’t.
There's a discussion leading out of this over at Kasey Mohammad's Lime Tree, for those who might want to check it out.Kent
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