The Situationists in the United States
“Curious emissaries travel across Europe, and even farther; they meet, carriers of unbelievable instructions.” (IS #5, December 1960).
“We are happy to learn of the definitive constitution of your group.” (Letter from the French section of the SI to Robert Chasse, 13 January 1969)
“In the [political] parties, one has more difficulty living with those who are in them than acting against those who are opposed to them” (Cardinal de Retz, Memoires).
“Considering the letters exchanged within the American section since Venice, notably the announcement of an ‘exclusion’ of Comrade Verlaan, and the reaction of Comrade Horelick to this news, as well as the interventions of Comrades Riesel and Sanguinetti in the debate and the circular addressed to the SI by the Italian section on 26 November,"
“Considering that an exclusion of this type, or even one vaguely resembling it, has never occurred in the SI, and that it puts into question all the bases and all the methods on which our accord is founded,"
“The French section categorically rejects this exclusion in its content as well as in its form.”
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