Quote of the Week 6/9-15/13

“Classical, historical domination imposed a system of positive values, displaying as well as defending these values. Contemporary hegemony, on the other hand, relies on a symbolic liquidation of every possible value. The terms ‘simulacrum,’ ‘simulation’ and ‘virtual’ summarize this liquidation, in which every signification is eliminated in its own sign, and the profusion of signs parodies a by now unattainable reality. This is the total masquerade in which domination itself is engulfed.”
—Jean Baudrillard, The Agony of Power

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