In this book Jean Baudrillard, one of the most celebrated and controversial contemporary social theorists, argues that the notion of the end of history is an illusion, and that we are now engaged in a gigantic process of historical revisionism.
Jean Baudrillard was born in Reims in 1929, and now lives in Paris. From 1966 to 1987 he taught sociology at the University of Nanterre. His many works include The Mirror of Production, Simulations, Cool Memories and America.
Translator's Acknowledgements. 1. Pataphysics of the Year 2000. 2. The Reversal of History. 3. The Ascent of the Vacuum Towards the Periphery. 4. The Event Strike. 5. The Thawing of the East. 6. The Strategy of Dissolution. 7. The Timisoara Massacre. 8. The Illusion of War. 9. Catastrophe Management. 10. The Dance of the Fossils. 11. Maleficient Ecology. 12. Immortality. 13. How Can You Jump Over Your Shadow When You No Longer Have One?. 14. Exponential Instability, Exponential Stability. 15. Hysteresis of the Millenium.