‘Nobody Needs French Theory’ – an extract from Jean Baudrillard: From Hyperreality to Disappearance

A short piece from the Baudrillard interviews book I mentioned yesterday.

Edinburgh University Press Blog

Continental Drift

An interview between Jean Baudrillard and Deborah Solomon (DS)

 

DS As one of France’s most celebrated philosophers, can you give us any insight into the civil discontent that is pitting a generation of young people against the rest of the country?

It will get worse and worse and worse. For a long time, it was a relatively friendly coexistence or cohabitation, but the French haven’t done much to integrate the Muslims, and there is a split now. Our organic sense of identity as a country has been split.

DS Perhaps that was inevitable. Many of us here were surprised last year when the French government banned hijabs, head scarves, and other religious emblems from public schools.

Yes, in America there is more of a history of immigration. America is constituted by ethnic communities, and though they may compete with one another, America is still America. Even if…

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