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The Gulf War Did Not Take Place has ratings and 28 reviews. Spoust1 said: Three essays: The Gulf War Will Not Take Place, The Gulf War Is Not Taki. In a provocative analysis written during the unfolding drama of , Baudrillard draws on his concepts of simulation and the hyperreal to argue that the Gulf. The Gulf War Did Not Take Place. by Jean Baudrillard Trans. by Paul Patton. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 87 pp. $ Reviewed by Daniel .

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I’m very sorry, but three words, the first and last of which are “oh” and “off” come inexorably to mind. The dates of these essays are important if we remember what is now called the “Gulf War” occurred between August 2, when Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait and February 28, when a US-led coalition forced him out.

Saddam Hussein’s daughter publishes last message before his death. The focus was so intensely on Paris, that Paris lost its reality as a city in France, in Europe, on this planet, and imploded into a meaningless simulacrum of itself.

For people not used to the way the post-structure French philosophers write, this must feel very confusing. Please try again later.

But he doesn’t do anything of the sort. Oct 11, Michael Winters rated it really liked it.

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. From this delving into a war once removed from reality, Baudrillard called it a non-event. 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.


Frank Kool rated it liked it May 22, I don’t know whether this piece by crazy French theorist Jean Baudrillard Died recently is faulty in its logic or if I am just not capable of comprehending what the hell he is trying to say. His sentiment that this isn’t a ‘war’ in the traditional sense is also true, shared by Bill Hicks at the time.

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I don’t recommend this to anyone that doesn’t enjoy academic reading as a puzzle that you have to tinker with for hours on end Apr 28, Alison rated it it was ok. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. It also ensured that Westerners would express similar hesitation. When a Kuwaiti friend of mine saw the b I don’t know whether this piece by crazy French theorist Jean Baudrillard Died recently is faulty in its logic or if I am just not capable of comprehending what the hell he is trying to say.

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.

What was he now? I do think Baudrillard gets a bit side tracked as is his nature and is obviously much less than lucid, but Patton’s introduction is top notch. Power Publications, Sydney August 22, Language: In subsequent works, including The Consumer SocietyThe Mirror of Productionand Forget FoucaultBaudrillard developed arguments about the increasing power of the “object” over the “subject” in modern society, and the way in which protest and resistance were increasingly absorbed and turned into fuel by the symbolic “system” of capitalism.

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The Gulf War Did Not Take Place: Jean Baudrillard, Paul Patton: : Books

Feb 09, Dean added it. Add both to Cart Add both to List. Go to Mobile Site. Photograph courtesy of airborneshodan. During the war, he said it was not really taking place. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. I’m sorry this is so long. Quotes from The Gulf War Did I understood all these words separately but together not so much. There is some decent sociological analysis in it, but there is also a very large amount of utter drivel. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn’t killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia. Confronted by a hysteric, the other becomes paranoid, he deploys a massive appar I may just be easy to please, as I haven’t read much philosophy, but Baudrillard just does not leave me disappointed. Plainly, the title is intended to attract I thought this book was largely but not quite entirely provocative nonsense.

For those of us who are, it is so much worse than that. Be meteorologically sensitive to stupidity” ” And then we have this gem of bullshit: If you boil off the seemingly non-sensical claims like, y’know, the title the book’s alleged insights are, while not wrong, deeply and utterly banal. 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.

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The Gulf War Did Not Take Place, Revisited

The magnificent French philosopher Baudrillard was crying in his grave for his beautiful city and laughing at the BBC coverage at one and the same time. I am the simulacrum of myself.

IraqUS policy. But ” the temporal short circuit of pure war the nanosecond “?