from Guy Debord

To Guy Bodson[1]
4 July 1966

Today I sent you the first five issues of the journal Internationale Situationniste. Send them back to us a day after reading them.

We recently heard this story of censorship at [Le Monde] Libertaire, when we met Andre Bertrand,[2] whom we did not know before then.

Certainly we are still "seen badly" by the so-called "Marxists." But it is normal to expect the worst from those who want to be experts in dissimulation.

But what remains of the anarchists when their minuscule authority opposes itself to freedom of expression, hides the manifestation of the truth, protects falsification?

I am distressed for you: Le Monde Libertaire too much resembles the rest of the press of its era.


[1] Guy Antoine Bodson, member of the Boulogne Anarchist Group of the Anarchist Federation.

[2] Andre Bertrand, author of an article on the situationists that was refused by Le Monde Libertaire on the pretext that it cited Marx. Creator of several comics, including The Return of the Durruti [sic] Column, in October 1966.

(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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