Home » The Spirit of Terrorism and Other essays by Jean Baudrillard
The Spirit of Terrorism and Other essays Jean Baudrillard

The Spirit of Terrorism and Other essays

Jean Baudrillard

Published
ISBN : 9781859844489
Paperback
105 pages
Enter the sum

 About the Book 

Baudrillard sees the power of the terrorists as lying in the symbolism of slaughter - not merely the reality of death, but in a sacrifice that challenges the whole system. Where previously the old revolutionary sought to conduct a struggle betweenMoreBaudrillard sees the power of the terrorists as lying in the symbolism of slaughter - not merely the reality of death, but in a sacrifice that challenges the whole system. Where previously the old revolutionary sought to conduct a struggle between real forces in the context of ideology and politics, the new terrorist mounts a powerful symbolic challenge which, when combined with high-tech resources, constitutes an unprecedented assault on an over-sophisticated and vulnerable West. This new edition is up-dated with the essays Hypotheses on Terrorism and Violence of the Global.