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on 7 May 2003
I've just read 'The Spirit of Terrorism' and was expecting better. Baudrillard makes good points about 9/11 being the great symbolic setback that globalisation was due, the war on terrorism being the fourth world war and globablisation being at war with itself. I just wish these could have been backed up with examples for better effect. My problem with this book is that it had some innovative ideas and insights into the significance of the event, but didn't really take the time to back up the reasoning behind them. Also the fact that much of 'The Spirit of Terrorism' is repeated in the second half -'Requiem for the twin towers'. Generally, not good value for money. I won't rule out reading it again - if only because it doesn't take that long!
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on 5 April 2013
Baudrillard saved my dissertation. Helps with understanding current events and many historical events. Discusses terrorism in a way that is hugely lacking in the mainstream media. Very short and to the point but it leaves you asking many questions that can be answered by personal research.
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