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The Gulf War Did Not Take Place

 
 
 
 
The Gulf War Did Not Take Place
Author: Jean Baudrillard
ISBN 13: 9780253210036
ISBN 10: 253210038
Edition: First Paperback
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication Date: 1995-10-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
List Price: $14.95
 
 

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 event — a "virtual" war.

Patton'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.