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Quotations From JEAN BAUDRILLARD


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  • It is the corpse of the bourgeoisie that separates us. With us, it is that class that is the carrier of the chromosome of banality.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. "Astral America," America (1986, trans. 1988).
  • The day the world ends, no one will be there, just as no one was there when it began. This is a scandal. Such a scandal for the human race that it is indeed capable collectively, out of spite, of hastening the end of the world by all means just so it can enjoy the show.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. Cool Memories, ch. 5 (1987, trans. 1990).

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  • Americans may have no identity, but they do have wonderful teeth.
    Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. "Astral America," America (1986, trans. 1988).

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