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A Sick Planet

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"All my life I have seen only troubled times, extreme divisions in society, and immense destruction; I have taken part in these troubles." --Guy Debord
 
Guy Debord is one of the 20th Century's most prophetic critics. His bestselling work, Society of the Spectacle, decisively transformed debates on the shape of modernity, capitalism, and everyday life. Since his suicide in 1
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Hardcover, 112 pages
Published March 18th 2008 by Bloomsbury Academic (first published October 28th 2004)
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Tosh
May 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very elegant little book of three essays by Guy Debord. The most interesting piece for me is his thoughts on the Watts Riots in the early 60's. Debord just cuts to the chase, but he writes like a poet who thinks of the world in very logical way. One of the great pleasures of reading Debord is his style of writing, which is both grand and almost like a reporter on the job of a hot story. Donald Nicholson-Smith did a beautiful job of translation from the French into English. Excellent!
Rui Coelho
Three texts present Debord's views on riots, Marxist dictatorships and environmental destruction.
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Guy Ernest Debord was a French Marxist theorist, writer, filmmaker, hypergraphist and founding member of the groups Lettrist International and Situationist International. In broad terms, Debord's theories attempted to account for the spiritually debilitating modernization of the private and public spheres of everyday life by economic forces during the post-WWII modernization of Europe. Alienation, ...more
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