Baudrillard and the Millennium
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Here Horrocks presents Baudrillard's diagnosis of our biggest media event--the Millennium, which is the virus on everyone's mind.
Paperback, 80 pages
Published August 16th 1995 by Totem Books
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The French thinker Jean Baudrillard said, "In a sense, we do not believe in the year 2000." Even more disturbing was his claim that the millennium might not take place. I'm not sure I fully understand this whole "end of history" concept. And I'm not sure I can take it seriously.

Baudrillard makes note of Nietzsche's idea about truth: "What then is truth? A moveable host of metaphors . . . which, after long usage, seem to a people to be fixed, canonical, and binding. Truths are illusions which we...more
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