The Gulf War Did Not Take Place

The Gulf War Did Not Take Place

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In a provocative analysis written during the unfolding drama of 1992, Baudrillard 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 eventa€”a qvirtualq war. Pattona€™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.The hypothesis of this book is that the deterrence of war in the traditional sense has been internalized and turned back upon the Western powers, producing a form of self-deterrence which renders them incapable of realizing their own power ...

Title:The Gulf War Did Not Take Place
Author:Jean Baudrillard
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 1995


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