Strategy of Deception (BOK)

Paul Virilio

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Written with his characteristic flair, Virillo's latest book is a trenchant denunciation of the Kosovo war in which he successfully unites theory with a riveting study of the conflict. Tearing aside the veil of hypocrisy in which the USA and its allies wrapped the war, Virillo demonstrates that the nature of the bombing was set by strategic rather than ethical considerations. Beneath the humanitarian rhetoric, Virillo sees a sinister innovation in the methods of waging war: territorial space is being replaced by orbital space in which a system of global telesurveillance is linked to the destructive power of bombers and missiles. Governments, the military and the media are becoming part of a seamless and self-justifying process linked by new information and arms technologies. Passionate and political, "Strategy of Deception" is a vital examination not only of the war in Yugoslavia but also what Virillo calls our "fin-de-siecle infantilization" in which the reality of battle is reduced to flickering images on a screen.

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Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2006 Forfatter Paul Virilio
Forlag
VERSO
ISBN 9781844675784
Antall sider 120 Dimensjoner 13,1cm x 19,7cm x 0,8cm
Vekt 112 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd