The Spirit of Terrorism Paperback / softback
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."
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 112 pages
- Publisher: Verso Books
- Publication Date: 22/01/2013
- Category: Western philosophy, from c 1900 -
- ISBN: 9781781680209