from Guy Debord

To Mr Thierry Levy
4 September 1984
Dear Sir:

Upon returning to Arles, I found your letter of 12 July. I congratulate you and thank you for this first victory.[1] I do not doubt that we will have equal success later on. I suppose that such a bad case will abstain from appealing.

When can we make use of the text of the judgment? With respect to the publications to be chosen,[2] can you indicate to me how many lines correspond to the 7,000 franc penalty? Can we choose a weekly as well as a daily? The only point that in fact matters to me is that Le Monde must in no way figure among the list of titles chosen for these diverse publications.[3]

I ask you to believe, dear Sir, in the expression of my best wishes.

Guy Debord

[1] On 12 July 1984, Le Journal du dimanche was condemned for its insults and defamations [of Guy Debord] by the 17th Criminal Court.

[2] Translator's note: such publications would be required to print the text of the judgment issued against them.

[3] Translator's note: See letter dated 12 February 1985: "Le Monde must disappear and for us it already has."

(Published in Guy Debord Correspondance, Vol 5: Janvier 1979-Decembre 1987 by Librairie Artheme Fayard, 2006. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! May 2007. Footnotes by Alice Debord, except where noted.)

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