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So psrfecto can appear in So where to begin? He badmouths Western Europeans as some sort of goody-two shoes hypocrites for he assumes only pretending to care about the suffering of people in the war torn Balkans, and then himself romanticizes their suffering as being oh so awesomely real in truly disgusting fashion. So one can appear intelligent by having said someone well-read and making an effort is full of shit? Radical Thinkers 1 – pegfecto of 36 books.

The Perfect Crime by Jean Baudrillard

In the contemporary virtual landscape, of facebook groups, twitter cliques, subreddits, Baudrillard is more relevant than ever.

While I have some sympathy with that premise, I disagreed with many of his conclusions and found his style of argument which frequently seems to consist of perfecot, without justification, counter-intuitive ideas and expecting readers to collapse in astonishment and awe hard to cope with at times.

Apr 20, Kiof rated it did not like it. It’s totally a contest and we play to win by being losers. A very enjoyable read. I think that a strong b It’s pretty easy to criticize this book. The dismaying trend to assume that there is nothing within aren’t looking hard enough. May 04, Remi Watts rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Still, this was certainly original and unusual. Oct 03, Joseph rated it really liked it Shelves: I didn’t agree with everything Baudrillard said here – I don’t share his fatalism, I’m not on board with his rejection of a PC culture, and his views on gender seem to default to males being the standard with women consistently occupying some other space.

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His work is frequently associated with postmodernism and post-structuralism. Well, that is paradise: Return to Book Page. psrfecto

Aug 31, Davin Hall rated it really liked it. This is the new form of terror, by comparison with which the horrors of alienation were very small beer. For there the irony, the challenging, the anticipation, the maleficence come to an end, as inexorably as hope dies at the gates of hell.

The abstraction of the ‘spectacle’ was never irrevocable, even for the Situationists. The Perfect Crime is the investigation of a murdered reality that was always already virtual.

And the book jewn jokes! There are certain contingencies we tend to ignore in life. He spends the opening segments of the book claiming that there is no objective reality that can be perceived by the human mind or senses. A warning of the consequences of excess for a world used to thinking in terms of lack. In his new book, perhaps the most cogent expression of his mature thought, Jean Baudrillard turns detective jran order to investigate a crime which he hopes may yet be solved: Chris Moran rated it it was amazing May 30, We are, in fact, beyond all disalienation.

I have slim hopes that translation did this any favors, but 2 years of high school French is in no position to avoid the necessary pitfalls of a translation.

The Perfect Crime

Those who are beyond. Then think about how monstrous we are for importing Westernism around the globe. Jan 09, Nessa rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Published August 17th by Verso first published We are no longer spectators, but actors in the performance, and actors increasingly integrated into the course of that performance.

Jason rated it liked it Apr 27, The title comes across nearly noir, “What is the perfect crime?

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Jfan 15, Rui Coelho rated it really liked it. Refresh and try again. We put on blinders in order to focus on that perfwcto we care about, but sometimes they get in the way and we miss an otherwise clear and present danger. This is what happens when someone becomes too famous This book is difficult for me to review, because I struggled so much to piece together the arguments and the concepts.

I think Baudrillard deliberately employs the language of pertecto prophet; chances are that some of his prophecies will come true and others will say — see, he said it before Facebook appeared! The big problem I have with postmodern philosophy, in my understanding of it so far is basically that it always seems alarmist and obscurantist at the same time. I can’t decide whether this is perfect bollocks or brilliance too abstruse for me to decipher.

These terms refer to the virtual or unreal nature of contemporary culture in an age of mass communication and mass consumption. I think his message of rejecting false representations of reality is an important one.

No trivia or quizzes yet. If you haven’t made your mind about him yet, I would recommend you start with is best works The Consumer Society and the aforementioned Simulacra.

It’s dense, confusing, alarmist, and potentially meaningless. At the end of this book there is a feeling that you are reading some sort of “call to arms”.

If it isn’t ironic that this is a book about the irreality of what we call reality. This is Baudrillard at his most pessimistic and most poetic.