Simulations and Simulacra by Jean Baudrillard (1981)

1946-1989, Disruptive Spaces, Time Interrupted

This treatise written by Jean Baudrillard introduces the idea that reality and a constructed form of reality are unable to be distinguished from each other. He introduces the idea of the “hyperreal” which is a creation of a new real that is not based on reality. He explains the ways images, culture and media work to define simulacra.

This is what terrorism is occupied with as well: making real, palpable violence surface in opposition to the invisible violence of security.