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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Feb 09, Dean added it. Plainly, the title is intended to attract attention and it’s a clever reference to Jean Giraudoux’s playbut Baudrillard simply fails to make any sort of case to support it.

Jean Baudrillard’s Documents

By contrast, he has until now succeeded in preventing Bush from giving birth to his. 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.

Lying son of a bitch! Mar 27, fenido rated it really liked it Shelves: In Jean Baudrillard’s words, “The very definition of the real has become: Wastes which incarnate the secret violence of this society, uncoerced and non-degradable defecation.

Context is important in reading this book otherwise you won’t get a lot out of it. War was never merely understood as being bombardment just as capital was never assumed to be fixed teenido a specific relationship to ostentation, even by Marx.


Jean Baudrillard’s philosophy centers on tenidoo twin concepts of ‘hyperreality’ and ‘simulation’. Thought provoking examination about what war is designed to accomplish in the post-Cold War world. Views Read Edit View history. Saddam, like a good hysteric, has never given birth to his own war: Being polemical with reality is fine but denying that anything and everything that you write doesn’t have to have any relationship to evidence is a horrible precedent to set.

It seems apparent he wasn’t concerned with objectivity as he insisted that the book could be read as a science fiction novel. Dec 25, Archit rated it really liked it. The real lugag not only what can be reproduced, but that which is always already reproduced: Excellent read; at times, felt similar to an account of molestation.

The Gulf War Did Not Take Place by Jean Baudrillard

Jan 31, Tash added it. Baudrillard made a couple of solid points in an un-solid manner; it seemed that dle author of the introduction explained Baudrillard’s points better than himself. There is good reason for that.

Lists with This Book. Baudgillard as videogame distraction from the suffering it inflicts. Just re-read the book and I still think it’s great. The hysteric is irreducible.

The Gulf War Did Not Take Place

Thus, the fighting “did not really take place” from the point of view of the West. Jesus Christ, we’re all fucked. I’m sure I was supposed to get more out of this than I did, but really Frank Kool rated it liked it May 22, What he is really saying is that The Gulf War was interpreted differently by the rest of the world because of American media’s misrepresentation of it.


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Lupus Books,p. Patton s introduction argues that Baudrillard, more than any other critic of the Gulf War, correctly identified the stakes involved in t 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.

I’ve given this two stars because there’s the odd interesting idea, but overall I’d recommend giving it a wide berth and reading something – almost anything – else instead. 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 baudrilkard place. A little hard to follow for a layman, but nonetheless a fascinating look at what effect the media has on the reality of temido “warfare”.

I feel better now, anyway. Dec 13, Nativeabuse rated it did not like it.

Aug 05, Mike rated it it was amazing. Plainly, the title is intended to attract I thought this book was largely but not quite entirely provocative nonsense.

Apr 20, Joe Mecham rated it it was amazing. But ” the temporal short circuit of pure war the nanosecond “?