Jean Baudrillard, France

Sociologist and philosopher (1929 - 2007)

  • At dead of night

    Jean Baudrillard, France

    The skylines lit up at dead of night, the air-conditioning systems cooling empty hotels in the desert, and artificial light in the middle of the day, all have something both demented and admirable about them: the mindless luxury of a rich civilization, and yet of a civilization perhaps as scared to see the lights go out as was the hunter in his primitive night.