more from Jean Baudrillard

Single Idea 7979

[catalogued under 25. Social Practice / E. Policies / 5. Education / d. Study of history]

Full Idea

The course of history came to an end with the entry on the scene of the news media.

Gist of Idea

The arrival of the news media brought history to an end


Jean Baudrillard (The Intelligence of Evil [2004], p. 83)

Book Reference

Baudrillard,Jean: 'The Intelligence of Evil or The Lucidity Pact' [Berg 2005], p.83

A Reaction

The sort of remark for which Baudrillard became famous. It strikes me as nonsense. The view the British people got of the Battle of Trafalgar was even more distorted than their picture of the Battle of El Alamein. We know what he means, though.