Dear Esther,

You still don’t believe me? Look at the beginning of Society of the Spectacle: like all reactionaries, Debord yearns for “the former unity of life.” He doesn’t follow Alasdair MacIntyre to the Church, but he wants the Church’s restoration (how else to explain the anachronistic anti-clericalism?). He wants to be the sort of criminal and dissident only possible in Christendom. If Christ and His vicar are dethroned by the commodity and the spectacle, there is no sovereign to rebel against.

vale bene,