Tag Archives: Arguments

Translator’s afterword to ‘On the role of the SI’

Translator’s afterword to ‘On the role of the SI’ A translation of ‘On the role of the SI’ is available here. If there is an article in which the Hamburg Theses of 1961 appear clearest, the conclusions of the Theses … Continue reading

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On the role of the SI—Internationale Situationniste number 7

On the role of the SI (from Internationale Situationniste no. 7, April 1962) We are totally popular. We only consider problems that are already latent in the population. Situationist theory is in people like fish are in water. To those … Continue reading

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Marxisms: Ideologies and Revolution (Mustapha Khayati)

Note: a PDF of this document can be found here. Note: Translation updated August 2016   TRANSLATOR’S INTRODUCTION Mustapha Khayati, then member of the Situationist International, wrote the booklet Les Marxismes : Idéologies et révolution for the Encyclopédie du monde actuel … Continue reading

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“Socialism or Planète”

[from Internationale Situationniste, no. 10,  March 1966] We put forward several apparently risky assertions with the assurance of subsequently seeing an historical display of their undeniable seriousness. The more limited our remarks — for example when we analyse a detail … Continue reading

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Plagiarism for all, not just boring poets!

from the conclusion: “we begin to find a real alternative to the plagiarism of Nunn and Slattery, and indeed any plagiaristic activity which by merely aping the ideology of the bourgeois ‘atom’ reinforces a false account of all creative activity. … Continue reading

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Well said S.I.!

[from Internationale Situationniste no. 9,  August 1964] “This dose of pretentious errors obliges us to make a re-examination of [Alain] Resnais… Despite the references he made to André Breton around the time of the release of Hiroshima [mon amour], Resnais … Continue reading

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Correspondence with a Cybernetician

[from Internationale Situationniste no. 9,  August 1964] Abraham A. MOLES – judging by his letterhead: Doctor of Letters (Phil.), Doctor of Science (Phys.), engineer, assistant professor (University of Strasbourg), Professor of the E.O.S.T.[1] – has addressed, on the 16th of … Continue reading

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“controlled froth”

[from Internationale Situationniste no. 9,  August 1964] “controlled froth” With the controlled froth of PAX-OMATIC, more of the froth-overflow deteriorates your machine. The extracts which follow are a good example – inscribed in the ridiculous jargon of the specialists of … Continue reading

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Situationist News – December 1960

The first issue of the magazine Spur (the trail), organ of the German section of the S.I., was published in Munich in August 1960, opening with a translation of the Situationist manifesto of the 17th of May [1960]. The second … Continue reading

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