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The Spirit of Terrorism

Authors: Baudrillard, Jean
Publisher: Verso Books
BISAC/Subject: PHI035000, POL037000, PHI043000
ISBN: 9781781680322, Related ISBNs: 1781680205, 1781680329, 1859844111, 1859844480, 9781781680209
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 112,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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 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.”
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