1. Research Library

        The Spirit of Terrorism (2002)

        Jean Baudrillard

        London: Verso 2010

        ISBN 1859844480

      1. Baudrillard’s controversial analysis of the 9/11 attacks, in which he suggests that the radical power of the terrorists’ act was in supplying a kind of ‘sacrificial death’ that has the power to unmoor the entire structure of reality. He suggests that this ‘symbolic’ challenge to US hegemony represents an enormous threat to the vulnerable West. See in particular the essays from the new edition ‘Hypothesis on Terrorism’ and ‘Violence of the Global.’