Tag Archives: Guy Debord

A Palinode for the Bureau

A little over two years ago I applauded Eric-John Russell’s review of Ken Knabb’s revised translation of The Society of the Spectacle, saying: Knabb’s attempt to make Debord’s work more accessible seems to have ossified it – perhaps inadvertently. On further reflection, … Continue reading

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Beyond salvage: Andrea Gibbons on the Situationists

In late 2015 Andrea Gibbons published an article entitled, Salvaging Situationism: Race and Space. If we leave aside for the moment her maladroit use of the term ‘situationism’, what we find is an argument charging the predominantly white, male membership … Continue reading

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Smashing the fash with ideas

Mick Armstrong demonstrates, despite himself, that ideas and rational argument are central to the creation of a mass movement against creeping fascism and capitalism. However his argument tends to err on the side of a false dilemma: either rational argument or … 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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The New Adventures of the Dialectic – STARTING TODAY!

king communism – poster 11 “THE NEW ADVENTURES OF THE DIALECTIC” “Next week: The World Turned Upside Down” — Coming soon, the postcard… — In the same month that issue 8 of internationale situationniste was published the Situationist International issued a postcard … Continue reading

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King Communism (7)

king communism – poster 7 “For a poetry necessarily without  poems.” — “Outside the revolutionary periods when the masses become poets in action, small circles of poetic adventure could be considered the only places where the totality of revolution subsists, … Continue reading

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Three Situationists walk into a bar…

A new article by me on the Situationist International and the Hamburg Theses published in the online journal Axon number 8. Available here: THREE SITUATIONISTS WALK INTO A BAR Or, the peculiar case of the Hamburg Theses Unfortunately ‘marxism’ is … Continue reading

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