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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Confronted by a hysteric, the other becomes paranoid, he deploys a massive apparatus of protection and mistrust. This is sheer ignorance and destructive. Wh A really really great book that went sailing straight over the head of many Haudrillard critics who wondered how someone could deny that a war had taken place.

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What Baudrillard means when he says that “the Gulf War did not take place” isn’t to imply that people didn’t die, acts of courage did not happen or that the war didn’t do any good. 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. Feb 09, Dean added it. baudrillarc

He is neither mad nor suicidal, perhaps he should be treated by hypnosis? The real is not only what can be lugag, but that which is always already reproduced: 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”. 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.


Which merely leaves a social commentator without anywhere to go, it disassociates and dislocates him from anything important.

Jean Baudrillard’s philosophy centers on the twin concepts of ‘hyperreality’ and ‘simulation’. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Jesus Christ, we’re all fucked. That is our isolation, our alienation. Chris rated it really liked it Jun 05, 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.

This compilation is probably the most confusing piece of writing I have ever encountered because it is translated, Baudrillard is crazy, and Sel don’t know much about the Gulf War.

He claims that the war never began, which is simply not the case. Jean Baudrillard’s phil Jean Baudrillard was a French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, political commentator, and photographer. Overall not a very pleasant experience to read. Baudrillard argued the Gulf War was not really a war, bakdrillard rather an atrocity which masqueraded as a war. What he means is that whatever objective the w Thought provoking examination about what war is designed to accomplish in the post-Cold War world.

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. The Emperor has no clothes. I may just be easy to please, as I haven’t read much philosophy, but Baudrillard just does not leave me disappointed.


When a Kuwaiti friend of mine saw the book in my room he commented “ohh really, thats not what I thought when I lived in Kuwait during the war.

War as videogame distraction from the suffering it inflicts. Be meteorologically sensitive to stupidity” ” And then we have this gem of bullshit: I thought this book was largely but not quite entirely provocative nonsense.

Jean Baudrillard’s Documents

Oct 08, Sid Nuncius rated it it was ok. Baudrillard is a genius.

Baudrillard’s argument is coldly ironic, never making geurra of a humanistic lexicon. If anything his thesis works better with wars that we have no footage of because they are assembled by the narrators of history.

The Gulf War Did Not Take Place

The hysteric is irreducible. Excellent read; at times, felt similar to an account of molestation. 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.

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