I’d dearly like to be able to work out what some of the contributors to New Left Review are banging on about these days. Can anyone help with a translation of this?
Alibi for militarist interventions, sacralization for the tyranny of the market, ideological foundation for the fundamentalism of the politically correct: can the ‘symbolic fiction’ of universal rights be recuperated for the progressive politicization of actual socio-economic relations?
It’s the teaser for an article by Slavoj Zizek entitled ‘Against Human Rights’. I’d like to engage with it but I haven’t got time to learn a new language first.
What exactly is wrong with using plain English to get your point across to those of us who don’t have joint honours in Sacralization and Socio-Economic Studies?