September 29, 2021
From Berkeley Anarchist Study Group (USA)

Next time we’ll begin what will hopefully end up being a complete reading over the coming months of one of my most treasured books: Raoul Vaneigem’s The Revolution of Everyday Life. A high water mark of Situationist literature, a profound influence on “second-wave”/type 3 anarchists, and an underacknowledged classic of egoist thought, this is a reading I’m very stoked to discuss with all of you. There’s a lot to unpack on each and every page of this text, so for this first reading, let’s go from the introduction through the first section of “The Impossibility of Participation — Humiliation”, in other words stopping at the section titled “Isolation”. Looking forward to hearing all of your thoughts on this incredible howl of refusal and insubordination