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Still more or less a must read for understanding the moment we’re in, even almost a half-century since its original publication.

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Notes on this edition

We have brought together the most recent English translations of Guy Debord’s work The Society of the Spectacle, by Ken Knabb; Debord’s 1992 Foreword to the third French edition, translated by NOT BORED!; and Debord’s 1979 Preface to the fourth Italian edition, originally translated by  Michel Prigent and Lucy Forsyth, and edited and revised by NOT BORED!. We have also included Knabb’s useful ‘Index to Debord’s Society of the Spectacle’, which cross references names and works cited with theses and chapter epigrams.

The Preface to the fourth Italian edition in particular provides an excellent analysis of state sponsored terrorism and the spectacle of far-left terrorism in Italy in the 1970s. Considering the ongoing development of state-bureaucratic methods of deception…

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2 Things SF has a lot of: loose pallets and bicycles

Chris Meierling’s Pallet Bike Rack from 10 Ways To Hang Your Bike On The Wall Like A Work Of Art : TreeHugger.

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is an over-caffeinated and under-employed grad school dropout, aspiring leftwing intellectual and cultural studies academic, film buff and occasional reviewer, and former private detective. Raised in San Francisco on classic film, radical politics, burritos and soul music, then set loose upon the world. He spends his time in coffee shops with his laptop and headphones, caffeinating and trying to construct a post-whatever life.

 

What's in a name... The handle "zerode" is a contraction of Zéro de Conduite, the title of Jean Vigo's 1933 movie masterpiece about schoolboy rebellion.

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