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By Guy Debord

Few works of political and cultural conception were as enduringly provocative as man Debord’s The Society of the Spectacle. From its e-book amid the social upheavals of the Sixties as much as the current, the unstable theses of this publication have decisively reworked debates at the form of modernity, capitalism and daily life within the overdue 20th century. Now ultimately on hand in a great English translation authorized by means of the writer, Debord’s textual content continues to be as the most important as ever for figuring out the modern results of strength, that are more and more inseparable from the hot digital worlds of our swiftly altering image/information culture.

“In all that has occurred within the final two decades, crucial switch lies within the very continuity of the spectacle. without difficulty, the spectacle’s domination has succeeded in elevating a complete iteration moulded to its legislation. the intense new stipulations during which this complete new release has lived represent a entire precis of all that, henceforth, the spectacle will forbid; and in addition all that it'll permit.” —Guy Debord (1988)

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90 T H E F U S I O N O F knowledge and action must be e ffected within the historical struggle itself, in such a way that each of these poles depends for its validation on the. other. What constitutes the proletarian class as a subject is its organiz­ ing of revol u tionary struggles and i ts organizing of at the moment of revolution: this is the poin t at which the practical conditions of consciousness must be assembled and the theory of praxis verified by virtue of its transforma­ tion into theory-in-practice.

As Sorel noted, the utopians took astronomy as their model for the discovery and demonstra­ tion of the laws of society: their conception of harmony, so hostile to history, was the product, logically enough, of an attempted application to society of the science least dependent on history. This conception was introduced and promoted with an experimental ingenuousness worthy of Newtonism, and the smiling future continually evoked by the utopians played "a role in their social science analagous to that played by inertia in rational mechanics" (Materiaux pour une theorie du prolitariat).

Where economic id was, there ego shall be. The subject can only arise out of society - that is, out of the struggle that society embodies. The possibility of a subject's existing depends on the outcome of the class struggle which turns out to be the product and the pro­ ducer of history's economic foundation. 53 C O N S C I OUSN E S S O F D E S I RE and the desire for conscious­ ness together and indissolubly constitute that project which in its negative form has as its goal the abolition of classes and the direct possession by the workers of every aspect of their activity.

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