King Mob #2 Letters on Student Power

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The second journal of English situationist group King Mob, published November 1968.

Submitted by Fozzie on March 29, 2023

This second issue, entitled “King Mob: Two Letters on Student Power”, contains the group’s response to and critique of the student revolts and the anti-university movement, with the central text by Christopher Gray (formerly of the Situationist International). Also included is a brief article by Richard Huelsenbeck on the same topic, which mentions Trocchi.

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Splits and Fusions

6 months ago

Submitted by Splits and Fusions on March 29, 2023

Is this actually issue two or, as it says at the very end, a supplement to KME (no2) Nov 1968?
Is it King Mob 2: Letters on Student Power or King Mob: Two Letters on Student Power.
I MUST KNOW!!!

Fozzie

6 months ago

Submitted by Fozzie on March 29, 2023

Also the Tom Vague anthology doesn't have a different issue 2. https://libcom.org/article/king-mob-echo-english-section-situationist-international

It's a good question. I guess the options are:
1. This is a supplement to King Mob Echo (i.e. #1 published several months earlier)
2. This is issue 2 (and the supplement reference is a red herring)
3. This is part of issue 2 (a supplement to it) but there is no trace of the rest of it.
4. This is just an unnumbered King Mob publication called "Two Letters on Student Power".

Splits and Fusions

6 months ago

Submitted by Splits and Fusions on March 29, 2023

That Blog is useful- with a contemporary checklist of KM publications. So, it is issue 2- whether originally so or retconned later...

Fozzie

6 months ago

Submitted by Fozzie on April 3, 2023

Also probably worth noting that this is King Mob 2 and half, I think it is just this image though - presumably a poster or one-sided flyer?