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The Gulf War Did Not Take Place is a collection of three short essays by Jean Baudrillard published in the French newspaper Libération and British paper The . View latest Jean Baudrillard’s Documents. Jean Baudrillard’s Documents. Home · Jean Baudrillard’s La guerra del Golfo no ha tenido lugar. Read more. La guerra del Golfo no ha tenido lugar / Jean Baudrillard ; traducción de Thomas Kauf.

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The aim is to give clear insights into an analysis of what is really happening. Patton s introduction argues that Baudrillard, more than any other critic of the Gulf War, correctly identified the stakes involved in the gestation of the New World Order.

Jean Baudrillard’s Documents

If he’s saying that the video footage isn’t the real war, fair enough. War was never merely understood as being bombardment just as capital was never assumed to be fixed on a specific relationship to ostentation, even by Marx. The title refers to the U.

Excellent read; at times, felt similar to an account of molestation. When read against Der Derians Virtuous War, one realizes how close to the mark Baudrillard is, especially in light of Schwarzkopfs acquisition of a war game, which became the blueprint for America. The hysteric cannot be crushed: A book of elongated versions of the truncated original articles in French was published in May Baudrillard is a genius. I feel better now, anyway. The most violent reproach addresses to Saddam Hussein by Bush is that of being a liar, a traitor, a bad player, a trickster.

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Let me repeat, some of his poitical and sociological stuff is actually rather interesting. Lugaf a provocative analysis written during the unfolding drama ofBaudrillard draws on his concepts of simulation and the hyperreal to argue that the Gulf War did not take place but was a carefully scripted media event a “virtual” baudrillrd. Now, if he’d said tenudo lack of a clearly defined declaration makes a clearly defined end very difficult, and the successors to Saddam’s regime will have to deal with insurgents for a very long time” he’d have made a good point and been proved right by recent events.


Wh A really really great book that went sailing straight over the head of many American critics who wondered how someone could deny that a war had taken place.

When a Kuwaiti friend of mine saw the b I don’t know whether this piece by crazy French theorist Jean Baudrillard Died recently is faulty in its logic or if I am just not capable of comprehending what the hell he is trying to say. His thesis is definitely something that appears truthful teenido the surface, especially if you reflect on the Pa of Gueera incident, preluding the Vietnam war, which was completely staged. Lying son of a bitch! Mar 22, Omnipotent Dystopian Now rated it really liked it Shelves: Sep 30, Tom Douglas rated it liked it.

Post-modern thinking at its finest. We live in a world dominated by simulated experiences and feelings, Jean Baudrillard believes, and have lost the capacity to comprehend reality as it actually exists. The words “the same” have a specific meaning here, and it is facts, not interpretation, which are being denied.

He argues that the war we were presented with on TV and through government propaganda isn’t the same as the war as it happened.

The Gulf War Did Not Take Place by Jean Baudrillard

Secondly the war that did take place was completely removed from the standard notion of a war. I thought this book was largely but not quite entirely provocative tenidk.

In an age where we are increasingly divorced from reality, due in large part to technology, the spectacle of war can overshadow the actual war.


Apr 03, Anna added it Shelves: Jan 31, Tash added it. The real is bzudrillard only what can be reproduced, but that which is always already reproduced: Be meteorologically sensitive to stupidity” ” And then we have this gem of bullshit: The idea that a war can occur as a purely visceral, mental experience is super cool.

We will never know what an American taking part with a chance of being beaten would have been like. Baudrullard will never know what an Iraqi taking part with a chance of fighting would have been like.

I like it more as a challenge Confronted by a hysteric, the other becomes paranoid, he deploys a massive appar I may just be easy to please, as I haven’t read much philosophy, but Golffo just does not leave me disappointed. This is what happened in the Gulf War, and it has become the holotype for war in an age where there are no more great wars.

Must we denounce the speed of light? The media sometimes used those images in their stories and bulletins thus disavowing the control of the military apparatus. Saddam will never fight, while the Americans will fight against a fictive double on a screen.

Twitter during recent surges of conflict was used to present activism from the ground, presenting images of the dead and testimony from those hearing and feeling the war.

He suspects the hysteric of bad faith, of ruse and dissimulation.