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PART ONE: THE BELLY OF THE BEAST 1 1 911-America 3 Ground Zero as Image 4 Mourning vs Evacuation 5 The Psyche That Dropped the Bomb 6 After Such Knowledge,What Forgiveness? 8 2 Living in Death's Dream Kingdom: The Psychotic Core of Capitalist Ideology 11 Ideology as Delusional Fantasy 11 Capitalism as Fulfillment of the Ideological Enterprise 16 3 Passion of the Christ in Abu Ghraib 23 The Misfit's Dilemma 23 Movie-goers in the Hands of an Angry Film-maker 25 The Non-Accidental Tourist 30 The Principle of Hope: or, The Late, Late, Late Show 39 Endgame: The Christ of Abu Ghraib 42 4 Weapons of Mass Destruction Found in Iraq 45 Laugh-in Brings You the News 45 Appointment in Samarra 47 The Fatal Lure of Guarantees 48 The Nuclear Unconscious 52 The Fantasmatic Becomes the Real 56 A Billet for Dubya 59 Final Jeopardy 63 5 A Humanistic Response to 9-11: Robert Jay Lifton, or the Nostalgia for Guarantees 67 History With and Without Guarantees 67 The End of Humanism 71 6 A Postmodernist Response to 9-11: Slavoj 2ilek, or the Jouissance of an Abstract Hegelian 75 The Pleasures of Ideological Criticism 75 How to Become a Critical Critic 87 The Missed Encounter 93 PART TWO: TO THE LEFT OF THE LEFT 119 7 Bible Says: The Psychology of Christian Fundamentalism 121 Literalism 123 Conversion 128 Evangelicalism 133 Apocalypse Now 136 Sexual Roots of the Fundamentalist Psyche 144 8 The Psychodynamics of Terror 151 Home Brewed 151 Evacuation Through Projective Identification 154 The Perfect Murder: Soul Murder 156 Thanatos: The Pleasure of Terror 159 Patriot Games 160 9 Evil: As Psychological Process and as Philosophic Concept 165 Ordinary People 165 Radical Evil 185 Systemic Evil: The Psycho-Logic of Capitalism 198 10 Men of Good Will: Toward an Ethic of the Tragic 219 The Ethical Significance of Pat Tillman 219 Psychoanalysis and Ethics 220 The Apostle of Duty and the Subject of Existence 223 The Choice on which Ethics Turns 230 Toward an Existential Ethic 235 The Value That Admits No Equivalent 238 Tragic Situatedness: A Modest Proposal 240 Singing in the Hard Rain 244