The medium is the missile: Videos als Mittel der globalen Kriegsführung

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LIT Verlag Münster, 2003 - 166 pages

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Page 51 - We calculated in advance the number of casualties from the enemy, who would be killed based on the position of the tower. We calculated that the floors that would be hit would be three or four floors. I was the most optimistic of them all...
Page 51 - The brothers, who conducted the operation, all they knew was that they have a martyrdom operation and we asked each of them to go to America but they didn't know anything about the operation, not even one letter. But they were trained and we did not reveal the operation to them until they are there and just before they boarded the planes.
Page 109 - After three thousand years of explosion, by means of fragmentary and mechanical technologies, the Western world is imploding. During the mechanical ages we had extended our bodies in space. Today, after more than a century of electric technology, we have extended our central nervous system itself in a global embrace, abolishing both space and time as far as our planet is concerned.
Page 96 - We have been the cowards, lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away. That's cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building, say what you want about it, it's not cowardly.
Page 104 - It could be argued that these activities are in some way the "content" of the electric light, since they could not exist without the electric light. This fact merely underlines the point that "the medium is the message" because it is the medium that shapes and controls the scale and form of human association and action.
Page 68 - I wanted one of the world's greatest advertising experts, because what are we doing? We're selling. We're selling a product. That product we are selling is democracy. It's the free enterprise system, the American value system.
Page 67 - Was brauch ich Latier, die mir Gutes tun; Kann ich den Römerhaß, eh ich den Platz verlasse, In der Cherusker Herzen nicht Daß er durch ganz Germanien schlägt, entflammen: So scheitert meine ganze Unternehmung ! EGINHARDT.
Page 109 - With instant electric technology the globe itself can never again be more than a village and the very nature of city as a form of major dimensions must inevitably dissolve like a fading shot in a movie.
Page 105 - Television brought the brutality of war into the comfort of the living room. Vietnam was lost in the living rooms of America — not on the battlefields of Vietnam.

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