Correspondance: Septembre 1960-Décembre 1964 (Volume 2) by Guy Debord

By Guy Debord

Cette correspondance, riche d'enseignements sur los angeles personnalité et le rôle actif que joua man Debord, éclaire par des faits réels los angeles compréhension du mouvement révolutionnaire le plus radical et le plus exemplaire du XXe siècle. Ce tome 2 couvre une période qui va de septembre 1960 à décembre 1964. Elle correspond aux premières années de l'Internationale Situationniste. Le processus de los angeles rupture, qui a caractérisé le mouvement situationniste, se poursuit et se précise.

On retrouve dans ces lettres, los angeles clarté et los angeles rigueur de celui qui, n'usant que de l'arme qu'il s'est donnée a, jusqu'au bout, défendu ses idées contre toutes les formes de compromission spectaculaire. man Debord, penseur révolutionnaire le plus vital de l. a. deuxième moitié du XXe siècle, est le fondateur de l'Internationale Situationniste et l'auteur notamment de los angeles Société du spectacle, Panégyrique, l. a. véritable scission.

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This was exacerbated by his timidity in public. Addressing the Parlement in 1775 it took him four attempts to begin his speech and his timidity stayed with him to the end of his life. 22 He could seldom find the gracious words with which to cheer his adherents and win over his enemies. In 1782 his valet de chambre advised the minister for marine: I am convinced that when you ask him [Louis] to speak to naval officers, to those you want him to praise, he does nothing of the sort... he is seized by timidity and when he wants to say something obliging, the words stick in his throat and with the best will in the world, nothing comes 18 Louis XVI out.

That the abbe de la Ville had turned him into an expert diplomatist is also clear from the very first letters of his reign to his personally selected foreign secretary, the comte de Vergennes. However, there were new ideas, intellectual and political, infecting old wounds opened by Louis XV's destruction of the Parlement. As the philosopher-minister Malesherbes observed, if Louis XVI and Charles I of England had reigned at a time when the respective rights of monarch and nation had been fixed they would both have had glorious reigns but neither was equipped for managing the transition.

For Louis having written the letter to the former 28 Louis XVI finance minister Machault, his Latin tutor Radonvilliers induced him to alter the name on the envelope to his patron Maurepas instead. ) This change in destination was also, for Soulavie, a change in destiny. For the stern, unbending, authoritarian Machault, the scourge of the parlements, would have successfully defended the traditional monarchy, whereas the frivolous Maurepas, now 74, was only interested in short-term popularity. Under him, It was not .

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