from Guy Debord

To Christian Sebastiani
29 December 1970
Comrade:

Excuse us for the delay in responding to you: we first wanted to make you aware of our text on [Raoul] Vaneigem (which took a long time to type up and photocopy), because it serves to shorten our present letter by so much. We are obviously in agreement with you on many things; we even find that you exaggerate a little bit the self-critique of your editorial inactivity (which in the last analysis is a negligible detail); but we find you too indulgent concerning the Americans, who leave us, by far, with fewer good memories than you do.

Nevertheless, we remain profoundly in disagreement concerning the evaluation of the hierarchical relations in the SI, which you minimize. Your opinion, so different from ours, on Vaneigem's text [of 14 November 1970] expresses the center of our disagreement.

We can no longer act with you. Thus, we consider you to have resigned, unless you inform us of your forthcoming accord with the American tendency or another one (which is information that would be useful to us in the writing of texts devoted to this affair).

Revolutionary salutations,
Guy Debord, Rene Riesel, Gianfranco Sanguinetti, Rene Vienet

(Published in Guy Debord, Correspondance, Volume 4, 1969-1972. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! June 2005.)



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