Quotation by Jean Baudrillard

We are no longer in a state of growth; we are in a state of excess. We are living in a society of excrescence.... The boil is growing out of control, recklessly at cross purposes with itself, its impacts multiplying as the causes disintegrate.
Jean Baudrillard (b. 1929), French semiologist. Paper, Autumn 1986, New York. "The Anorexic Ruins," repr. In Looking Back on the End of the World, ed. Dietmar Kamper and Christoph Wulf (1989).
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