from Guy Debord

To Anita Blanc
10 March 1989
Dear Anita:

A cretin has written to me from the University of Montana at Missoula (?), informing me that [Jean] Baudrillard will be the rage there and that I would do well to appear in such good company.[1]

He says that "the Cerberus-Dragon with a female voice who answered the phone at the G[erard] L[ebovici] publishing house didn't know anything and received me in a very uncivilized way (...) This same person at Lebovici affirmed to me in a scandalized tone that it would be out of the question to think, or to even dare to think, that you would be interested in an invitation to Missoula."

I think the person evoked here could be you. I thank you once again; and I congratulate you on having succeeded so well in making this cretin grasp the truth that he finds so stupefying.


[1] Translator's note: "Modern Communications and the Disappearance of Art and Politics," University of Montana at Missoula, 11-13 May 1989. Speakers included Jean Baudrillard, Garry Genosko and Diane Rubenstein.

(Published in Guy Debord Correspondance, Vol 7: Janvier 1988-Novembre 1994 by Librairie Artheme Fayard, 2008. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! November 2008.)

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