Raoul Vaneigem

Isidore Ducasse and Le Comte de Lautréamont in the Poésies - Raoul Vaneigem

Isidore Ducasse Comte de Lautréamont

Written by Raoul Vaneigem for the Belgian academic journal Synthèses in the nineteen-fifties, long before he joined the Situationist International, this text outlines his idea that the work of Isidore Ducasse, Comte de Lautréamont, expresses the anarchist thought of the late nineteenth century.

'Terrorism or Revolution' An Introduction to Ernest Coeurderoy - Raoul Vaneigem

Ernest Coeurderoy

In this introduction to the work of Ernest Coeurderoy written in 1972, Raoul Vaneigem offers his first published look back at the events of May '68 and what he considered to be the new grounds of the contemporary revolutionary struggle.

De la grève sauvage à l'autogestion généralisée - Raoul Vaneigem

Raoul Vaneigem

Written under the pseudonym "Ratgeb" in 1974, this text by Raoul Vaneigem was his first extensive publication after his resignation from the Situationist International. It addresses workers directly, covering the issues of the wildcat strike and the realisation of a self-managed society.

Basic Banalities (Parts I & II) - Raoul Vaneigem

Raoul Vaneigem

The complete Basic Banalities first published in L'Internationale Situationniste in the early nineteen sixties. The text was Raoul Vaneigem's first extensive written contribution to the Situationist International and its conclusions laid the basis for his most celebrated work The Revolution of Everyday Life.

A warning to students of all ages - Raoul Vaneigem

Raoul Vaneigem

The author of The Revolution of Everyday Life tackles the issue of education under bourgeois society and how it must be overcome.

Theses on the Paris Commune - Situationist International

Parisian barricade - 1871

The Situationists reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of a great revolutionary moment; "the biggest festival of the nineteenth century".

"...it is time we examine the Commune not just as an outmoded example of revolutionary primitivism, all of whose mistakes can easily be overcome, but as a positive experiment whose whole truth has yet to be rediscovered and fulfilled."

Notice to the Civilized Concerning Generalized Self-Management

Situationist Raoul Vaneigem on self-management and workers' control.