More Real Than the Original1
(Immodest Proposals Website)
Baudrillard has ceased. The counterfeit Baudrillards continue to represent
“Baudrillard-ness” for most “consumers” of his philosophical production. From a
few counterfeits they have reproduced themselves exponentially at campuses
across the globe. The simulated Baudrillards "or third order simulacra"
are now the only Baudrillards that anyone knows, the copies of Baudrillard are
now and forever more, more real than the “real” Baudrillard ever was or ever
could have been.