from Guy Debord

To Mustapha Khayati
7 June [1965]
Dear Mustapha:

Here is a first model for the Algiers tract,[1] set down just now by [Raoul] Vaneigem and I. It is only intended for the first half of the RSG-6 catalogue, corrected and made clear.

Then it will be necessary for you to carefully draft the points that we evoke, plus perhaps several others (Morocco? Bourguiba?)

We must have forgotten many things. If you also find quotations -- from the SI or elsewhere -- that would be well integrated in the development [of this text], put them in.

The important thing will be to give the impression of a new revolutionary pole extending its critique and finding everywhere "the real movement that suppresses existing conditions," but that is still greatly unaware of its goals and the routes that they imply.

Tell me what you think. I suppose that you have the RSG-6 catalogue. One can also translate the text into Spanish, either for Algiers or later on.


P.S. Send me this text as soon as possible after it has been typed up. Thank you.

[1] Which, after Boudienne's putsch against Ben Bella on 19 June [1965], would become the Address to the revolutionaries of Algeria and all countries.

(Published in Guy Debord, Correspondance, Volume 3, 1965-1968. Footnote by Alice Debord. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! August 2005.)

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