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internationale situationniste #2

central bulletin published by the sections of the situationist international

December 1958

Director: Debord
Mail: 32, rue de la Montagne-Geneviève, Paris 5e
Editorial Committee: Mohamed Dahou, Asger Jorn, Maurice Wyckaert.
We live subject to change, because — if I am permitted to say this — it is the law of the countries we inhabit.
— Bossuet

The photographic illustrations in this issue concern the theme of everyday life as it appears to the Situationist International.

Editorial Notes:

Nostalgia Beneath Contempt

The Friends of Cobra and What They Represent

Absence and Its Costumers

Collapse of the Revolutionary Intellectuals

The Dark Turn Ahead

Situationist News

Attempt at a Psychogeographical Description of Les Halles - Khatib

Questionnaire on the Psychogeography of Les Halles - Khatib

Theory of the Dérive - Debord

On Our Means and Our Perspectives- Constant

News of the International

The Amsterdam Declaration - Constant, Debord

What often prevents us from abandoning ourselves to a single vice is that we have several.
— La Rochefoucauld

As a rule, this bulletin is edited collectively. The various articles written and signed individually must also be considered of interest to all of our comrades, and as particular points of their common research. We are opposed to the survival of such forms as the literary review or art journal.

All texts published in Internationale Situationniste may be freely reproduced, translated and adapted, even without indication of origin.