from Guy Debord

To Marie-Christine Guillaume[1]
22 March 1965

I am surprised by your curious sources of information and still more by the usage that you have made of them.

It is quite true that I have heard a great many stupidities from you, but I have not often made bets on the definitive stupidity of people, and why would I occupy myself with your case?

On the contrary, it is completely false that Pierre[2] "makes me pity [him]." I find that, for a long time, he has been in a quite false position -- from an objective, political point of view -- and this obviously renders dialogue between him and I difficult and not very fertile. I believe that he fortunately has consciousness; and everyone knows that I have never globally condemned his intentions -- or his possible future -- to the point of deciding to break off relations with him.

It seems to me that you exaggerate your role where he is concerned. And this doesn't interest me very much.

I must say that your current style of "open letter" doesn't appear to me to be a path of growth for your intelligence in your relations with others.


[1] Wife of Pierre Guillaume.

[2] Pierre Guillaume, from Socialisme ou Barbarie, owner of The Old Mole bookstore, rue des Fosses-Saint-Jacques, in Paris.

(Published in Guy Debord, Correspondance, Volume 3, 1965-1968. Footnotes by Alice Debord. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! August 2005.)

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