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New Translation of SOCIETY OF THE SPECTACLE-Ch. 4

Anonymous Comrade writes: "Ken Knabb's new translation of Chapter 4 of Guy Debord's THE SOCIETY OF THE
SPECTACLE is online at http://www.slip.net/~knabb/SI/debord/4.htm

Debord's book has been translated into over a dozen languages. There have been
five or six different versions in English alone. This new translation of
Chapter 4 incorporates the best renderings from those previous versions, but is clearer and more accurate than any of them.

Chapter 4 deals primarily with concrete historical
events, revealing the practical implications of ideas that are expressed
more abstractly in the other chapters.

The topics dealt with include Hegel, Marx, Bakunin, Lenin, Lukács,
anarchism, utopian socialism, reformism, fascism, Bolshevism, Stalinism,
Trotskyism, the Russian revolution, the Spanish revolution, Third World
movements, workers councils, revolutionary organization, and the nature of
the new revolt that Debord saw coming -- the revolt that burst into full
view in 1968, less than a year after the original publication of the book.

The Bureau of Public Secrets website features numerous texts by and about
Guy Debord and other members of the Situationist International, the
notorious avant-garde group that helped trigger the May 1968 revolt in

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