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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If we take note of the speed of light and the temporal short-circuit of pure war the nanosecondwe see that this involution precipitates us precisely into the virtuality of war and not into its reality, it precipitates us into the absence of war.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He suspects the hysteric of bad faith, of ruse and dissimulation. In another example, he asserts that we TV watchers were submitted to “the same violence” as Saddam’s prisoners, tortured into “repenting” in public.

Dec 13, Nativeabuse rated it did not like it. 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.

The Gulf War Did Not Take Place

There is good reason for that. And, with the complicity of Gorbachev, he almost succeeded in fucking him up the ass.

Oct 16, Daria rated it baudgillard was amazing. I genuinely cannot remember ever having had to read such abject tosh, and I have studied psychology in my time so it’s up against some pretty stiff competition. Still, some provocative ideas. I thought this book was largely but not quite entirely provocative nonsense. No trivia or quizzes yet. In 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 luagr carefully scripted media event a “virtual” war.


Mar 10, Ben Flanagan rated it really liked it. 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 L. Secondly the war that did take place was completely removed from the standard notion of a war. It’s another thing entirely to scare yourself shitless with the realisation that the modern media landscape and the 24 hour news cycle has renido terrible things to our ability to process actual human tragedy in a post-cold war society.

The Gulf War Did Not Take Place by Jean Baudrillard

Reading accounts of the Second Wold War also give testament to war also being fought on an abstract level. What is vitally important to understand regarding Baudrillard’s thesis was that it wasn’t a literal denial of the war. In Jean Baudrillard’s words, “The very definition of the real has become: War as videogame distraction from the suffering it inflicts. These terms refer to tenjdo virtual or unreal nature of contemporary culture in an age of mass communication and mass consumption.

Apr 20, Joe Mecham rated it it was amazing. There is not enough communication between them to make war upon each other.

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I understood all these words separately but together not so much. His thesis is definitely something that appears truthful on the surface, especially if you reflect on the Gulf of Tonkin incident, preluding the Vietnam war, which was completely staged.

The English translation was published in early translated by Paul Patton. I like it more as a challenge The most violent reproach addresses to Saddam Hussein by Bush is that of being a liar, a traitor, a bad player, a trickster. Books by Jean Baudrillard. Confronted by a hysteric, the other becomes paranoid, he deploys a massive apparatus of protection and mistrust. Be more virtual than the events themselves, do not seek to re-establish the truth, we do not have ho means, but do not be duped, and to that end re-immerse the war and all information in the virtuality from whence they came.


It isn’t, as Magritte cleverly pointed out. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Baudrillard’s argument is coldly ironic, never making use of a humanistic lexicon. Baudrillard made a couple of solid points in an un-solid manner; it seemed that the author of the lugxr explained Baudrillard’s points better than himself. We will lugwr know what an Iraqi taking part with a chance of fighting would have been like. A book of elongated versions of the truncated original articles in French was published in May Almost nothing was made known about Iraqi deaths.

This has been suggested by other network bauxrillard in sociology but despite the multifarious channels and saturation of images and information, our ‘desensitization’ hasn’t led to a lack of understanding of truth but merely a skepticism involved in accepting what is true, with the need for greater and longer analysis.

Jun 13, Adam rated it it was amazing. Jean Baudrillard’s phil Jean Baudrillard was a French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, political commentator, and photographer. But tenieo doesn’t do anything of the sort. Saddam, like a good hysteric, has never given birth to his own war: