The Decline and the Fall of the 'Spectacular' Commodity-Economy.

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The Decline and the Fall of the 'Spectacular' Commodity-Economy.

Paris: SI, December 1965. 8pp. leaflet, stapled. Donald Nicholson-Smith's English translation of this important text on the 1965 Watts rebellion in Los Angeles, its title chosen by Debord to evoke Gibbon's 'The Decline and the Fall'. It was distributed in England by Alexander Trocchi and in the USA by the Rebel Worker group, and conceived as a supplement to Internationale Situationniste #10, preceding its publication by three months. The back page prints an English translation of a collective text by Debord, Raoul Vaneigem and Mustapha Khayati, originally intended as an appendix to another advance supplement to IS #10 (see item #1). Near Fine.

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