from Guy Debord

To Pascal Dumontier
31 May 1990
Dear Pascal:

Your "university" programme seems very good to me. Must not you also say that May 68 was the first serious blow received by Stalinism on its outside; the beginning of the reflux that now, starting with Peking, dislodges the whole empire? This connects more to the contemporary world. And it is a reminder of the unity of current global history.

I have met Beatrice Couedic (EDIMA,[1] 68 rue Mazarine, 6th arr., telephone 46 34 00 76). I have indicated to her the degree to which we are hostile to her contemptible colleague.

Thus send her a list of addresses of the historians to whom you want your book sent (Nora, perhaps J.-F. Narot, etc.). Add to this list the friends you'd like to include.

A sad detail. We spoke to you the other night of the unfortunate fate of the children of the Algerian soldiers who were loyal to the French: a sister, a brother. We read in Liberation that same day that the brother was assassinated. History is everywhere.

Cordially yours,
See you soon,

[1] Owned by Gerard Voitey, EDIMA regrouped Editions Quai Voltaire, Le Promeneur, Terrain vague and Lieu commun.

(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. Footnote by the publisher.)

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