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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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. And, with the complicity of Gorbachev, he almost succeeded in fucking him up the ass.

There is not enough communication between them to make war upon each other. The real trouble begins when Baudrillard attempts to describe “reality,” because in using the word “reality” to mean “one person’s subjective truth” postmodernists like Baudrillard muddle the distinction between fact and interpretation, and sometimes ddl the muddle dishonestly.

His almost poetic writing style is the perfect form of delivery for this type of novel, as it is articulate and clear, yet ironic and suspenseful.

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 a carefully scripted media event a “virtual” war. Jean Baudrillard’s phil Jean Baudrillard was a French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, political commentator, and photographer. It’s one thing to scare yourself shitless with conspiracy bullshit.

A little hard to follow for a layman, but nonetheless a fascinating look at what effect the media has on the reality of modern “warfare”. It is like those characters in Hieronymus Bosch with a glass bell or a soap bubble around their head as a sign of their mental debility.


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. Confronted with this lubricity, this duplicity, the paranoid can only become more rigid, more obsessional.

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. Overall not a very pleasant experience to baufrillard. Oct 16, Daria rated it it was amazing. Retrieved from ” https: Books by Jean Baudrillard.

The Gulf War Did Not Take Place by Jean Baudrillard

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

Open Preview See a Problem? His work is frequently associated with postmodernism and post-structuralism.

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Persevere however and the practical applications are well worth it. These terms refer to the virtual or unreal nature of contemporary culture in an age on mass communication and mass consumption. This is true, but hardly profound or original; “In war, truth is the first casualty” has been attributed to Aeschylus two and a half millennia ago, and although he gives some modern analysis of this, Baudrillard doesn’t get far beyond it. His tone forces us to confront the terrifying fact that an attitude of utter indifference to something such as “the Gulf War” is absolutely possible for those of us in the post-industrial, wealthiest sectors of the world.


The real is not only what can be reproduced, but that which is always already reproduced: I like it more as a challenge I liked reading about the topic of this book and philosophical ideas behind it better than reading the actual book.

What he tfnido is that whatever objective the w Thought provoking examination about what war is designed to accomplish in the post-Cold War world. The idea that a war can occur as a purely visceral, mental experience is super cool.

War dsl videogame distraction from the suffering it inflicts. A war enclosed in a glass coffin, like Snow White, purged of any carnal contamination or warrior’s passion. de

I’m sure I was supposed to get more out of this than I did, but really There is some decent sociological analysis in it, but there lugra also a very large amount of utter drivel. Apr 03, Anna added it Shelves: The most violent reproach baudrillar to Saddam Hussein by Bush is that of being a liar, a traitor, a bad player, a trickster.

If he’s saying that the video footage isn’t the real war, fair enough.

The Gulf War Did Not Take Place

Apr 28, Alison rated it it was ok. Can’t wait for the movie. It certainly won’t go on for ever, which is a very long time indeed. We live in a world dominated by simulated experiences and feelings, Jean Baudrillard believes, and have lost luyar capacity to comprehend reality as it actually exists. Which is a real shame. I feel better now, anyway.

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