Mar 8, 2007

Jean Baudrillard, who was a hyperreality theorist, who said the first Gulf War didn't occur, who was obscure, popular and misunderstood, who said "Everything eludes itself, everything scoffs at its own truth, seduction renders everything elusive. The fury to unveil the truth, to get at the naked truth, the one which haunts all discourses of interpretation, the obscene rage to uncover the secret, is proportionate to the impossibility of ever achieving this," died on Tuesday at the age of 77.

May he rest in peace.