The contorted dialectics contained in the letter that one of your advertising visionaries  made you sign can never change your only and unique reality, which is that of a merchant. I only certify that your publishing house attributes to me or denies to me the editing of The Poverty [of Student Life] depending on which one of my ex-comrades you believe. It is probably this comfortable position that today authorizes you to proudly identify yourself with the cadaver of a certain movement.
For the rest, it is unhealthy to talk theory with a soup merchant, and absurd to explain oneself with a signature.MUSTAPHA KHAYATI
 Trans: Literally, the Galipettian [galipettes] dialectics. A galipette in a childish skipping game.
 Trans: See letter from Lebovici dated 24 October 1976.
 Trans. The French is concepteurs publicitaires.
(Published in Editions Champ Libre, Correspondance, Volume I, Paris: 1978. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! January 2006.)