[Cleveland?]: Frontier Press, [ca. 1970]. Reprint. Wraps. 8vo. Saddle-stapled wraps with French flaps. A fine copy; bright, clean, and sharp throughout. 10pp. Fine. Item #20078
Text by Debord first published in INTERNATIONALE SITUATIONNISTE #10, offering a situationist analysis of the 1965 Watts riots in Los Angeles. One of several early reprints of the essay, as is common with early S.I. material. This edition from Frontier Press is particularly handsome, with advertisements on the back flap for recent publications by Ed Sanders and Ed Dorn. "[I]t is clear that the superficial and outrageously visible illegality – from which the blacks still suffer in many American states – has its roots in a socio-economic contradiction ... which no future juridical law will be able to get rid of in the face of the more basic cultural laws of the society: and it is against these that the negroes are at last daring to raise their voices and asking the right to live."