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The Spirit of Terrorism, New Revised Edition

ISBN13: 9781859844489
ISBN: 1859844480
Binding: Paperback
List Price: $14.95
Publisher: Verso
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Pages: 120
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Baudrillard sees the power of terrorists as lying in the symbolism of slaughter - not merely the reality of death, but a sacrificial death 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 revised edition is updated with the essays Hypotheses on Terrorism and Violence of the Global.