The Society of the Spectacle

However desperate the situation and circumstances, do not despair. When there is everything to fear, be unafraid. When surrounded by dangers, fear none of them. When without resources, depend on resourcefulness.When surprised, take the enemy itself by surprise.

~ Sun Tzu, The Art of War
Quoted on the frontspiece to Guy Debord’s Comments on The Society of the Spectacle

Note: In this series, click on the link contained in the word spectacle Each entry in this series will include one or more links. If a post is without the word spectacle, the link will be provided via another word. I have decided that from time to time, whether randomly or as my reading of a paragraph by Debord changes, I will change the image/data in the links.

Click on the header itself in this first post, and you can look at the layout of the book. It is organized in nine sections, each section consisting of about 20-30 paragraphs. My entries follow that system, chronologically. For example, the next post is section I, paragraph 1.

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