Our era seems beset by the peddling of ‘post truth’ politics, by the derision of critical voices as purveyors of ‘fake news’ and by the convulsive hold of chauvinistic nationalisms and populist agendas. Against that backdrop, ‘Ressentiment’ is a notion that
deserves renewed attention and analysis. This book’s reappraisal focuses on the past/present predicament of critical discourse, pointing up some of the many ways
and contexts in which ‘dissensus’ is limited or disabled either by ‘Ressentiment’ or by accusations of ‘Ressentiment’.