Notice by Mustapha Khayati

If I am opposed to the re-publication of The Poverty of Student Life by Champ Libre or any other publisher, it is because I believe that this pamphlet,[1] which had all of its revolutionary value in 1966, today has for the licensed publisher of radical theory only a commodity value.

To those who are interested in the futile history of revolutionary self-parodies, I can communicate the dossier that allows one to follow the interventions, pro and con, of this derisory business, and re-affirm that this text was made for pirate edition and free distribution, which still belongs to those who have known and will know how to make adequate usage of it, and never to some yapping pug of recuperation, should he affix a thousand copyrights on writings that -- by their own avowal -- belong to History.


[1] Trans. The pamphlet was primarily written by Mustapha Khayati in October 1966.

(Published in Editions Champ Libre, Correspondance, Volume I, Paris: 1978. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! January 2006.)

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