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Desert screen : war at the speed of light

Author: Paul Virilio
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2002.
Series: Athlone contemporary European thinkers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This text chronicles the Gulf War in terms of the reflections of an attentive telespectator. Virilio discerns a global spatial-temporal collapse following the Cold War, and identifies the Gulf War as an historical turning point.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Virilio
ISBN: 0826458211 9780826458216 082645822X 9780826458223
OCLC Number: 47521359
Language Note: Translated from the French, Ecran du désert.
Description: xvi, 148 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface / James Der Derian --
I. Foreword --
II. August 1990: Desert Shield --
III. January 1991: Desert Storm --
IV. June 1991: Desert Screen --
V. Virilio Looks Back and Sees the Future: Interview by James Der Derian (2000).
Series Title: Athlone contemporary European thinkers.
Other Titles: Ecran du désert.
Responsibility: Paul Virilio ; translated by Michael Degener.
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Paul Virilio identifies the Gulf War as a turning point in history, the last industrial and the first information war. Virilio then goes on to argue that we live in a world of global spatio-temporal  Read more...

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"'one of the most original thinkers of our time'. Liberation; 'Virilio writes on the edge of physics, philosophy, politics and urbanism'. New Statesman"

 
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