Revolutionary-Romantics, Theses on Cultural Revolution, Part 4

We are excluded from real control over the vast material powers of our time. The communist revolution has not yet occurred and we are still living within the confines of decomposing old cultural superstructures. Henri Lefebvre rightly sees that this contradiction is at the heart of a specifically modern discordance between the progressive individual and the world, and he terms the cultural tendency based on this discordance “revolutionary-romantic.”

Guy Debord, Theses on Cultural Revolution, Situationist International Anthology, Edited and Translated by Ken Knabb, Bureau of Public Secrets, p. 53-54

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