from Guy Debord

To Herve Vernay
26 December 1966

Completely contrary to your letter, I recognize no divergence between the pamphlet On the Poverty [of Student Life] and the theses of the SI.

I do not consider the Strasbourg action to be spectacular, but a scandalous intervention "as an enemy of the spectacle": those who would like to keep their hands clean of all "celebrity," even of this kind, in fact must accept all existing celebrity because they only oppose it in private.

What you want to make me believe about the past of certain people implicated in the Strasbourg affair is completely insufficient to put back into question my current complete solidarity with them all.

It is thus quite useless for us to meet each other.

Guy Debord

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

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