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'The world is not dialectical ... madness now rules everywhere' Jean Baudrillard

Jean Baudrillard is one of France's leading modern thinkers and a scholar whose work has necessitated major reassessments across several academic disciplines. Fatal Strategies, first published in France in 1983, comprises his key writings on postmodernism. In this fascinating collection, Baudrillard challenges many of our assumptions about the world in which we live. Claiming that the world is sworn to extremes, he turns received wisdom on its head, arguing for the triumph of unreason and of the victory of the pure object and its 'ironic strategy' over the subject. He looks at illusion, secrets, the visible and the hidden, and claims that the only possible response to the delirious world is the ultimatum of realism and the Principle of Evil.

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Jean Baudrillard is one of France's leading modern thinkers and a scholar whose work has necessitated major reassessments across several academic disciplines. "Fatal Strategies", first published in France in 1983, comprises his key writings on postmodernism. As elusive, complex and provocative as ever, Baudrillard examines the obscene triumph of the object in a time of what he describes as 'abnormal uncertainty'. The text represents Baudrillard's writing at its most aggressive, its most extreme and its most exciting.This is a fascinating collection, which is a key text on postmodernism. Baudrillard challenges many of our assumptions about the world in which we live. Claiming that the world is sworn to extremes, he turns received wisdom on its head, arguing for the triumph of unreason and of the victory of the pure object and its 'ironic strategy' over the subject. He looks at illusion, secrets, the visible and the hidden, and claims that the only possible response to the delirious world is the ultimatum of realism and the Principle of Evil.

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Jean Baudrillard was one of France's leading thinkers in the 20th and early 21st century. His work has been widely translated into English. He died in 2007.

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