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Guy Debord
(1931-1994) born on
Dec 28
French social reformer, author. He was a leader of the "Situationist International;" his "The Society of the Spectacle" is one of the great theoretical works on cultural imperialism.
         
   
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It is hardly surprising that children should enthusiastically start their education at an early age with the Absolute Knowledge of computer science; while they are unable to read, for reading demands making judgments at every line. . . .

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Quotations are useful in periods of ignorance or obscurantist beliefs.
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Art need no longer be an account of past sensations. It can become the direct organization of more highly evolved sensations. It is a question of producing ourselves, not things that enslave us.
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Ideas improve. The meaning of words participates in the improvement. Plagiarism is necessary. Progress implies it. It embraces an author's phrase, makes use of his expressions, erases a false idea, and replaces it with the right idea.
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Young people everywhere have been allowed to choose between love and a garbage disposal unit. Everywhere they have chosen the garbage disposal unit.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Comments on "The Society of the Spectacle," ch. 10, 1988.
R: "Panegyric," vol. 1, pt. 1, 1989.
A: In "Internationale Situationist," no. 1 (Paris), Jun 1958.
N: "The Society of the Spectacle," ch. 8, sct. 207, 1967.
K: In "The Incomplete Works of the Situationist International," "Formula for a New City" ed. Christopher Gray, 1974.
   


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