Tag Archives: Socialisme ou Barbarie

On Gilles Dauvé and the Situationist International

This article is available as a pdf here. I hope to publish a follow up in the near future in which I will critically examine Gilles Dauvé’s and Bruno Astarian’s critique of Marx’s value theory. Minor update, 15 December 2018 … Continue reading

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Socialisme ou Barbarie : projet de scannerisation

Originally posted on Criticism &c.:
The Socialisme ou Barbarie Scanning Project web site is back online with a nice new design. Criticism &c. hopes to review the newly-published history, Looking for the Proletariat: Socialisme ou Barbarie and the Problem…

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How to misunderstand Situationists & other Social-Barbarians

  A new article by me criticizing Bernard Quiriny’s questionable attempt to make Cornelius Castoriadis the inspiration or even source of the Situationist theory of ‘the society of the spectacle’. PDF available here. Comments are welcome.

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Daniel Blanchard – Helen Arnold – Richard Greeman – Socialisme ou barbarie

A recent video interview conducted in English by Richard Greeman: of himself, Daniel Blanchard and Helen Arnold – all of them former social barbarians. The discussion is relatively wide ranging, though covering mostly the time in which these three were … 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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and the S.I.?

[from La Banquise, no. 4, 1986] and the S.I.?[1] A critique of the S.I. [Situationist International] was announced in the first issue of La Banquise. A text remains to be written.[2] It should not resemble a record, still less a … 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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