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First English language collection of the writing of French social critic, Paul Virilio. This volume represents his most important work, including five new translations and an exclusive interview with Virlio conducted by the editor reflecting the diverse career of this great social commentator on life in the late twentieth century.

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Over a diverse career as a professor of architecture, urbanist,film critic, military historian, and peace strategist, Paul Viriliohas produced over a dozen influential books that chart newterritory on the impact of new technologies on society, war and themedia, the virtualization of international politics and mostnotably, for his theories on speed as the dominant element ofmodern life.

Representing the next wave of French social theorists, Virilio'sunique perspectives on modern society will capture the attention ofthe social sciences, computer sciences, communications andhumanities as well as general readers interested in the impact ofnew technology on everyday life. In this remarkable collection ofEnglish language translations, The Virilio Reader containsfive new translations: The Suicidal State, The Critical Space,The Strategy Beyond, Polar Inertia and The DesertScreen, and an interview conducted by Der Derian with Virilioin a Paris café, along with his other most influential worksthat have appeared over his vast career.

Also includes: Military Space, The State of Emergency, ATraveling Shot Over Eighty Years, The Vision Machine, The Art ofthe Motor, and Continental Drift.

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James Der Derian is Professor of Political Science at University of Massachusetts - Amherst. He specialises in international relations, social theory, cultural and media studies. He is the author of Anti-diplomacy: Spies, Terror, Speed and War (Blackwell, 1992).

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