from Guy Debord

To Jacques Le Glou
[March 1974]


You have acquired solid experience in real-estate promotion, and you have PT, AM, HCE, ESCS and ESCP training. This is why you interest us.

We can satisfy your enterprising spirit and your sense of responsibility in the exercise of the functions of the HEAD OF REAL-ESTATE PROJECTS.[2]

Naturally, you understand the meaning of those well-known initials:

– [PT is] proletarian terrorist,
– [AM is] anarcho-Marxist,
– [HCE is] hero of communist expropriation,
– [ESCS is] expert in situationist and councilist sabotage, [and]
– [ESCP is] exterminator of syndicalists, capitalists and police.

Furthermore, we recall for you that, if you desire to work in another branch experiencing full growth (where prison penalties are generally more moderate), the same brilliant diplomas also open to you the career of singer-détourner.[3]

Your old friend,

[1] Addition to the letter dated March 1974.

[2] Advertising insert pasted to the top of the page.

[3] Allusion to the disc Pour en finir avec le travail (chansons du proletariat révolutionnaire, vol I), re-released on CD by EPM.

[4] Translator: for Debord’s use of pseudonyms, see the letter dated 27 July 1988.

(Published in Guy Debord Correspondance, Vol "0": Septembre 1951 - Juillet 1957: Complete des "lettres retrouvees" et d l'index general des noms cites by Librairie Artheme Fayard, October 2010. Translated from the French by NOT BORED! April 2011. Footnotes by the publisher, except where noted.)

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