Virilio on Kosovo

Carrol Cox cbcox at
Wed Oct 18 17:51:34 PDT 2000

Doug Henwood wrote:

> [Not yet up at the ctheory site <>, but sent to
> email subscribers. Here's an extract; I'll forward the whole thing to
> anyone who wants it. Am I wrong in finding this silly?]
> *John Armitage*: Let's talk about your theoretical efforts to
> understand and interpret the Kosovo war in _Strategie de la
> deception_. Is the campaign in the air the only important element
> that other theorists should pay attention to?
> *Paul Virilio*: . . . . The first
> deterrence, nuclear deterrence, is presently being superseded by the
> second deterrence: a type of deterrence based on what I call 'the
> information bomb'

I stopped reading at this point -- so I guess my answer to your question is No, you aren't wrong in finding it pretty silly.


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