"Most things are not even worth destroying or sacrificing. Only works of prestige deserve that fate, for it is an honour. (...) one should build only those things which, by their excellence, are worthy of being destroyed. Take a look around with this radical proposition in mind, and you will see what a pass we have come to. Not much would withstand this hypothesis." (Jean Baudrillard, The Spirit of Terrorism, eng.transl. Chris Turner) > the great Buddha-sculptures in Bamyan, Afghanistan were, as the twin towers, effaced in 2001 > Baudrillard: "The towers, for their part, have disappeared. But they have left us the symbol of their disappearance, their disappearance as symbol.(...) The end in material space has borne them off into a definitive imaginary space."