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Description - Strategy of Deception by Paul Virilio

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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Book Details

ISBN: 9781844675784
ISBN-10: 1844675785
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 127mm x mm)
Pages: 120
Imprint: Verso Books
Publisher: Verso Books
Publish Date: 14-Dec-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Paul Virilio

Jacques Raciere is Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Paris-VIII. His books include The Politics of Aesthetics, Short Voyages to the Land of the People and The Nights of Labor. His Hatred of Democracy is forthcoming from Verso.

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