A sharp-shooting Lone Ranger of the post-Marxist left. * New York Times * The most notorious intellectual celebrity to emerge from Paris since Roland Barthes and the most influential prophet of the media since Marshall McLuhan. * i-D magazine * Modest, independent, and devastatingly humorous, Jean's work transmitted the lost urbanity of the mid-20th century while speaking of and into the future. -- Chris Kraus
Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007) began teaching sociology at the Universit de Paris-X in 1966. He retired from academia in 1987 to write books and travel until his death in 2007.