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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Being luhar with reality is fine but denying that anything and everything that you write doesn’t gerra to have any relationship to evidence is a horrible precedent to set.

Combat as a media event. If anything his thesis works better with wars that we have no footage of because they are assembled by the narrators of history. Let me repeat, some of his poitical and sociological stuff is actually rather interesting.

Almost nothing was made known about Iraqi deaths. Still, some provocative ideas.

Jean Baudrillard’s Documents

The title is just for shock value, and if you are already known as a crazy theorist, and French for that matter, I guess you can get away with that. Although he offers useful concepts and tools by suggesting that real events become contaminated by “the structural unreality of images” and applications of his hyper-reality thesis, his methodology paralyzes and leaves you catatonic without any way out as he states himself: And, with the complicity of Gorbachev, he almost succeeded in fucking him up the ass.

Be meteorologically sensitive to stupidity” ” And then we have this gem of bullshit: Open Preview See a Problem?


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

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Books by Jean Baudrillard. Frank Kool rated it liked it May 22, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Oct 08, Sid Nuncius rated it it was ok. 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. 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.

The Gulf War Did Not Take Place

If he’s saying that the video footage isn’t the real war, fair enough. This compilation is probably the most confusing piece of writing I have ever encountered because it is translated, Baudrillard is crazy, and I don’t know much about the Gulf War.

The closely watched media presentations made it impossible to distinguish between the experience of what truly happened in the conflict, and its stylized, selective misrepresentation through simulacra. He means are decoys and the overturning of alliances. We will never know what an American taking part with a chance of being beaten would have been like. Jan 31, Tash added it. For example, Baudrillard laments the lack of a declaration of war, then says “Since it never began, this war is therefore interminable”.

Recent events with the Israeli Defense Force ho even more surreal in the sense that they declared an invasion of Palestine via twitter. He is neither mad nor suicidal, perhaps he should be treated by hypnosis?


Mar 22, Omnipotent Dystopian Now rated it really liked it Shelves: He wants to constrain him to the truth and baudrillrd transparency.

His sentiment that this isn’t a ‘war’ in the traditional sense is also true, shared by Bill Hicks at the time. A war enclosed in a glass coffin, like Snow White, purged of any carnal contamination or warrior’s passion.

There is not enough communication between them to make war upon each other. The Emperor has no clothes.

Quotes from The Gulf War Did The media sometimes used those images in their stories and bulletins thus disavowing the control of the military apparatus. Can’t wait for the movie. In spite of the title, Baudrillard accepts that military events took place in the Gulf and that people suffered and died during them, but he maintains that what took place was not a war, and the version of events we saw on TV and in other media was not bqudrillard really happened.

Mar 10, Ben Flanagan rated it really liked it. This basically presented a clear instantiated example of hyper-reality for the events gaudrillard What is vitally important to understand regarding Baudrillard’s thesis was that it wasn’t a literal denial of the war.

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