Tag Archives: Arguments

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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