At dead of night

Jean Baudrillard, France

1929 - 2007

Sociologist and philosopher

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.

Image credit: Text extracted from ''America', by Jean Baudrillard; translated by Chris Turner; Verso Books, 1989



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