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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No trivia or quizzes yet. It is like those characters in Hieronymus Bosch with a glass bell or a soap bubble around their head as a sign of their mental debility. Mar 27, ufsb rated it really liked it Shelves: Apr 28, Alison rated it it was ok. The most violent reproach addresses to Saddam Hussein by Bush is that of being a liar, a traitor, a bad player, a trickster.

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.

The Gulf War Did Not Take Place by Jean Baudrillard

Dec 25, Archit rated it really liked it. But ” the temporal golfp circuit of pure war the nanosecond “? Must we denounce the speed of light? Open Preview See a Problem? I may just be easy to please, as I haven’t read much philosophy, but Baudrillard just does not leave me disappointed.

Apr 20, Joe Mecham rated it it was amazing. 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.

Post-modern thinking at its finest. 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.

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His work is frequently associated with postmodernism and post-structuralism. The preface ddl states that the facts openly contradict the central thesis of the book.


Pages to import images to Wikidata Articles containing French-language text. Still, some provocative ideas.

We will never know what an American taking part with a chance of being beaten would have been like. It also bluntly states the following: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

What Baudrillard means when he says that “the Gulf War did not take place” isn’t to imply that people didn’t die, acts of courage did not happen or that the war didn’t do any good. Sep 30, Tom Douglas rated it liked it.

Can’t wait for the movie. Now, badurillard he’d said “The lack of a clearly defined sel makes a clearly defined end very difficult, and the successors to Saddam’s regime gurra have to deal with insurgents for a gokfo long time” he’d have made a good point and been proved right by recent events.

When a Kuwaiti friend of mine saw the book in my room he commented “ohh really, thats not what I thought when I lived in Kuwait during the war. Aug 05, Mike rated it it was amazing. Oddly enough I recently came across a not-too-bad, positive review of this book in the National Review.

I’m sure I was supposed to get more out of this than I did, but really There is good reason for that.

Polity Press,pp. 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.

He wrote 3 lengthy articles for a French publication and a few years later they were translated by a University of Wisconsin proffessor and compiled into a page book.

Jean Baudrillard’s Documents

Confronted with this lubricity, this duplicity, the paranoid can only become more rigid, more obsessional. But he doesn’t do anything of the sort. Saddam will never fight, while the Americans will fight against a fictive double on a screen. Secondly the war that did take place was completely removed from the standard notion of a war.


Apr 03, Anna added it Shelves: Jean Baudrillard was a French sociologist, philosopher, cultural theorist, political commentator, and photographer. Which is a real shame. He is neither mad nor suicidal, perhaps he should be treated by hypnosis? Oct 11, Michael Winters rated it really liked it.

A little hard to follow for a layman, but nonetheless a fascinating look at what effect the media has on the reality of modern “warfare”. Be meteorologically sensitive to stupidity” ” And then we have this gem of bullshit: Jun 13, Adam rated it it was amazing. In an age where we are increasingly divorced from reality, due in large part to technology, the spectacle of war can overshadow the actual war.

He claims that the war never began, which is tenidl not the case. Almost nothing was made known about Iraqi deaths. I feel better now, anyway.

The Gulf War Did Not Take Place

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: Thus, the fighting “did not really take place” from the point of view of the West.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Neat concept, bad execution. He wants to constrain him to the truth and to transparency. 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.