"[Baudrillard] proves himself to be as much of a thoughtful iconoclast as ever." Canadian Art
Jean Baudrillard (1929--2007) was a philosopher, sociologist, cultural critic, and theorist of postmodernity who challenged all existing theories of contemporary society with humor and precision. An outsider in the French intellectual establishment, he was internationally renowned as a twenty-first century visionary, reporter, and provocateur.
Sylvère Lotringer is Jean Baudrillard Chair at the European Graduate School, Switzerland, and Professor Emeritus of French literature and philosophy at Columbia University.
Having a financial crisis is merely a crack in time compared to the way money dominates what happens in a society which has exhausted other motivations. Read morePublished on December 21, 2011 by Bruce P. Barten
Baudrillard is a brilliant theorist - but his conclusions are usually just more Leftist drivel that don't follow from his analyses. Read morePublished on October 8, 2009 by John A. Kantor