Today, February 2nd, is Groundhog Day. In the spirit of the holiday (and Bill Murray), I want to revisit/relive a topic that really moved me some years back.
A few years ago, while working on my thesis, I fell in love with cheap Bordeaux, making xerox prints of modern art, and 60’s French political philosophy. I became consumed with the ideals of the organization “Situationist International“.
Situationiste Internationale was a Leftist French intellectual publication and organization started in 1957. Its ideals, similarly aligned with other Neo-Marxists, served as an inspiration for the ‘68ers and other social and political movements within the country. The organization was around until around 1972, when divisions in thought and internal criticism of DeBord and the adopted slogan, “Ne Travaille jamais” (“Never work) ruptured the movement.