A controversial study of violence by the `Elvis of cultural theoryï. With the he
lp of Marx, Engels, Sartre, Hegel and many more, Zizek examines te hidden causes
of violence, delving into the supposed `divine violenceï which propels suicide
bombers and the unseen `systemicïviolence which lies behind outbursts from Paris
inian suburbia to New Orleans. For Zizek, the controversial truth is that someti
mes doing nothing is the most violent thing you can do.