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The Gulf War Did Not Take Place has ratings and 28 reviews. Spoust1 said: Three essays: The Gulf War Will Not Take Place, The Gulf War Is Not Taki. In a provocative analysis written during the unfolding drama of , Baudrillard draws on his concepts of simulation and the hyperreal to argue that the Gulf. The Gulf War Did Not Take Place. by Jean Baudrillard Trans. by Paul Patton. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 87 pp. $ Reviewed by Daniel .

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Instead the media presented images of the war which told a very specific narrative of the events unfolding, it simulated takr reality which didn’t take place on the battlefield and censored the images of the actual reality which was unfolding which was the gake, despair and suffering. The BBC would momentarily break from Paris to go to its “Focus on Africa”, for example, plac only to ask its reporters to go and collect words of sympathy from Africans for Paris – not for Africans to talk about their own terror so the report could underline the Paris attacks.

For complete regulations, see the “Guidelines for Reader Comments”. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Oddly enough I recently came across a not-too-bad, positive review of this book in the National Review. Yes, the war happened, as in bombs were dropped, people died, buildings were destroyed, many suffered, etc.

The world ceased to exist for the BBC. Quotes from The Gulf War Did The title is just for shock value, and if you are already known as a crazy theorist, and French for that matter, I guess you can get away with that.


So how dare Baudrillard defame and dishonor the dead on both sides by calling the “war” no more than a Playstation computer run? Read more Read less. Now, if he’d said “The lack of a clearly olace declaration makes a clearly defined end very difficult, and the successors to Saddam’s regime will have to deal with insurgents for a very long time” he’d have made a good point and been proved right by recent events.

Therefore, it did not take place the way previous wars had, in that the suffering and even a uniform understanding did not penetrate hulf population poace home who watched the events on CNN.

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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 Baudillard hhe that Operation Desert Storm should not be considered a war. Recent events with the Israeli Defense Force are even more surreal in the sense that they declared an invasion of Palestine via twitter.

He claims that the war never began, which is simply not the case. As he once argued: What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?

He argues that the war we were presented with on TV and through government propaganda isn’t the same as the war as it happened.

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This is sheer ignorance and destructive. The BBC was now falling flat into its own trap, and a textbook example of Baudrillard ‘s notion of simulacrum. Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Plainly, the title is intended to attract I thought this book was largely but not quite entirely provocative nonsense.


While hostilities from both wars were going on, Jean Baudrillard was paying attention in baudrillqrd way that few others must have been doing. Baudrillard was born in the cathedral town of Reims in north-eastern France. If he’s plade that the video footage isn’t the real war, fair enough. Rather, despite containing the material features of one, fake was at once real, and a simulation. Apr 28, Alison rated it it was ok. Must we denounce the speed of light?

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. There is not enough communication between them to make war upon each other.

Jun 13, Adam rated it it was amazing.

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In spite of the title, Baudrillard accepts that military events took place in the Gulf and that people suffered and died during them, but he maintains that what took place was not a war, and the version of events we saw on TV and in other media was not what really happened. Were he still alive, would Baudrillard today have written a similar essay titled “The Paris tue did not take place? Read reviews that mention gulf war take place war did not take baudrillard reality wars french media sides simulacra states suffering buildings.

Dec 13, Nativeabuse rated it did not like it. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle?