from Guy Debord

To Pascal Dumontier
15 February 1990


The present text, which is the result of research effectuated in the framework of the University of Nanterre, obviously does not constitute an exhaustive study of the Situationist International. I have only had the ambition to open a new field of interrogations of the revolutionary movement of May 1968. Since this subject has been approached very infrequently in the last twenty years, I believe that one will at least recognize in me the merit of beginning to renew it.

I thank all those whose help and support have allowed me to complete this research. And particularly the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam and the Library of International Contemporary Documentation in Nanterre, where I consulted very rich archives.

The Author[2]

[1] For Pascal Dumontier's book, The Situationists and May 68 [published by Editions Gerard Lebovici in 1990].

[2] Translator's note: Pascal Dumontier, that is.

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

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