Guy Debord

(1931 - 1994)

Born in Paris in 1931, Guy Debord was a founding member of the radical group Situationist International; one of the group’s slogans was: “Boredom is always counterrevolutionary. Always.” He published Society of the Spectacle in 1967; the text influenced the May 1968 worker and student revolts, during which quotations from it were painted as graffiti in Paris streets. Debord returned to the book’s ideas with Comments in 1988. Six years later, he shot himself in the heart at his cottage in Haute-Loire.

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