Australian Left Review

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Reviews: 1. Travelling Nowhere 2. Subversive Secretaries 3. Arguing for Auntie


Jean Baudrillard went to America. Indeed, he often does - as a French superstar/philosopher/intellectual. And when he wrote of his travels, everyone sat up: what would this eminence grise make of America? He concluded that American culture "is a seismic form ... born of a rift with the Old World, a tactile, fragile, mobile, superficial culture".