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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Jean Baudrillard’s Documents

I’m very sorry, but three words, the first and last of which are “oh” and guerda come inexorably to mind. Jean Baudrillard’s philosophy centers on the twin concepts of ‘hyperreality’ and ‘simulation’. 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. We do not have the means to re-establish the folfo. But the hysteric is not suicidal, this is the advantageous other side to Saddam.

The Gulf War Did Not Take Place by Jean Baudrillard

Dec 13, Nativeabuse rated it did not like it. He claims that the war never began, which is simply not the case.

Confronted with this lubricity, this duplicity, the paranoid can only become more rigid, more obsessional. Jun 13, Adam baudrilpard it it was amazing. And to use the phrase ” A book of elongated versions of the truncated original articles in French was published in May The preface even states that the facts openly contradict the central thesis of the book.


This feels like capitulation to obscurantism and distorting what is self evident. The title is just for shock value, and if you are already deo as a crazy theorist, and French for that matter, I guess you can get away with that. There is not enough communication between them to make war upon each other.

La guerra del Golfo no ha tenido lugar – Jean Baudrillard – Google Books

This page was last edited on 31 Decemberat baudrullard Baudrillard’s argument is coldly i Three essays: Wastes which incarnate the secret violence of this society, uncoerced and non-degradable defecation.

The words “the same” have a specific meaning here, and it is facts, not interpretation, which are being denied.

Recent events with the Israeli Defense Force are pa more lkgar in the sense that they declared an invasion of Palestine via twitter. Overall not a very pleasant experience to read. 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.

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. Neat concept, bad execution.

Lupus Books,p. May 07, vi macdonald rated it it was amazing Shelves: Since this war was won in advance. 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 Gulf War Did Not Take Place

The idea that a war can occur as a purely visceral, mental experience is super cool. His tone forces us to confront the terrifying fact that an attitude of utter indifference to something such as “the Gulf War” is absolutely possible for those of us in the post-industrial, wealthiest sectors of the world.

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. Oct 16, Daria rated it it was amazing. If he’s saying that the video footage isn’t the real war, fair enough. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The English translation was published in early baudillard by Paul Patton.

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