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Title:
The spirit of terrorism and requiem for the twin towers
Author:
Baudrillard, Jean, 1929-2007.
Publication Information:
London : Verso, 2002.
Physical Description:
96 pages ; 19 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781859844113
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Book

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Baudrillard here argues that until September 11 we had had no symbolic event on a world scale that marked a setback for globalization itself. With the terrorist attacks, we are confronted, says Baudrillard, with the pure event which concentrates in itself all the events which have never taken place. And we had all dreamt of this event, he says, because it was impossible not to dream of the destruction of American monopolistic power.


Author Notes

Jean Baudrillard (1929--2007) began teaching sociology at the Université de Paris-X in 1966. He retired from academia in 1987 to write books and travel until his death in 2007. His many works include Simulations and Simulacra , America , The Perfect Crime , The System of Objects , Passwords , The Transparency of Evil , The Spirit of Terrorism , and Fragments , among others.