Tag Archives: spectacle

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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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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RAOUL VANEIGEM: Self-Portraits and Caricatures of the Situationist International

New from NOT BORED!, a translation-détournement of Rien n’est fini, tout commence, by Gérard Berréby and Raoul Vaneigem. From the translator’s preface: To date, though there have been dozens of detailed histories written about the development of the Situationist International (the “SI”), … Continue reading

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Asphyxiation

New article by NOT BORED! Asphyxiation “Some people die of asphyxiation right away – like Eric Garner. It didn’t take but a minute for that cop to choke him to death. “Other people die of asphyxiation slowly – actually, the whole … Continue reading

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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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Toward the realisation of philosophy

Recently I presented a paper at a graduate history conference at the University of Sydney. The paper is called Toward the realisation of philosophy: The Situationist International between 1957 and 1960. It is brief and has a rather abrupt end. … 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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