Guy Debord's "Society of the Spectacle" (Part Two)

Aug 21, 2017, 11:30 AM

More on the 1967 Situtationist book.

Do we buy Debord's critique? Is any merely partial critique (i.e., not calling for revolution) just more spectacle? Is technology inherently dehumanizing? Haven't some of these passivity/anti-technology arguments even been launched back in history against things like books? Could Debord's model of authenticity be mass produced, i.e., is this something that we can achieve as a society as Debord hopes, or merely as individuals (if that)?

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