from Guy Debord

To [Jacques] Ovadia
30 March [19]60
Dear Ovadia:

We have sent you the copies that you asked for, with the exception of Fin de Copenhagen, which is completely out of print and replaced by a book made more recently, using the same basic technique.[1]

Your article, like your letter, justly emphasizes the necessity of envisioning a totality, beyond which one can not conceive a programme of claims or an innovation that is really at the level of the means of the era. Scandalously, this is true here [in France] as in Israel. We live in a world unfortunately produced by fragmentary reformisms -- which implies permanent co-habitation with the biggest reactionary perils, as well.

We will publish your article[2] in the next issue [of Internationale Situationniste]. I can not guarantee that there will not be several deletions: our editorial committee has a heavy hand (and, as you imagine, no respect for literary propriety).

We will be happy to hear news from you, thus from your comrades, in the conditions that you encounter, and news of the projects of our kind that you make in your country.

G.-E. Debord

[1] Memoires, by Guy Debord.

[2] "Signal to Begin a Revolutionary Culture in Israel," I.S. #4, p. 22

(Published in Guy Debord, Correspondance, Volume 1, 1957-1960. Footnotes by Alice Debord. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! May 2005.)

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