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By Les Essif

A ebook in regards to the function the US performs within the French mind's eye, because it interprets to the French level. educated via a wealthy number of Western cultural scholarship, Essif examines dozen post-1960 works representing essentially the most leading edge dramaturgy of the final part century, together with works through Gatti, Obaldia, Cixous, Koltes, and Vinaver.

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The United States is, of course, the hub of World Wrestling. How far up the intellectual/educational ladder does the homo americanus fan-base run? * In 2002, the US House of Representatives voted 416 to 3 and the Senate voted a staggering 99 to 0 ‘To reaffirm their support of the phrase “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance,’ a phrase that was only added in 1954, at the beginning of the Cold War during Senator McCarthy’s witchhunt for communists, communism being a relatively godless political system.

Dialecticallygrounded Western thinking led us to the concept of ideology, a concept that was once thought to be falling out of fashion but was rearticulated for postmodernism by theorists like Louis Althusser. Postmodern hyperreality is, to be sure, a unique intellectual concept and critical object for a culture that takes ideology and dialectical thinking seriously. In the probably not too distant future, the ‘modern’ of modernism and the ‘post’ of postmodernism – the borders and definitions of both movements – will likely be absorbed into a tortuous stream of evolutionary theory.

And future (Tomorrowland) of America, a hyperreality which transcends the realm of the imaginary largely because, removing the border between reality and illusion, Americans don’t so much imagine it (as an alternative everyday reality) or worship it (as a divine supernatural theology) as believe it (as an absolutely equivalent and preferred, real-reality model). 2 The main implication for the French and other Europeans, I think, is that, beyond the hyperreal underpinnings of the ‘message cities’ or message culture themselves, hypermediated American society has lost not only its ability but also its desire to conceptually distinguish between mediated and unmediated reality.

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