‘I Accuse Harvard University’ (1969)

Situationist critique of Harvard’s 1969 Left politics

I Accuse Harvard University (PDF, 28 MB – will probably take a bit to download)

“Whereas this project was undertaken by individuals at different points in their growth to consciousness, i.e to revolutionary coherence (unity, totality) as persons, and

Whereas there was more or less lack of engagement in the practical task of carrying out the project – due partly to unavoidable difficulties of spatio-temporal coordination, and

Whereas the struggle against bourgeois mystification, i.e. domination of consciousness, is a permanent process of dialectical praxis or it is nothing,

Then it is minimally for these reasons that this cartoon critique was partial only, and to that extent incoherent.”

Roger Gregoire
Jon Supak
Hannah Ziegellaub
King Collins
Sue Crane
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RADICAL ARCHIVES NOTE: Special thanks to the Kate Sharpley Library for providing us with a copy of this publication. Gregoire, Ziegellaub and Supak all later worked with Fredy and Lorraine Perlman. Supak worked on the first translation of Society of the Spectacle. Gregoire co-authored Worker-Student Action Committees with Fredy Perlman, but later went on to denounce Black & Red in 1971.

According to Ken Knabb at the Bureau of Public Secrets,  Gregoire and Linda Lanphear had moved to Paris in 1969, and (with Gerard Lambert) formed a group which issued a few pamphlets and leaflets during the early 1970s. In the following years they were also part of an informal grouping around Jean-Pierre Voyer.

On a more pedestrian note, we are hoping to get our scanner adjusted soon, as it adds a slight rotation to the PDFs.

5 Responses to “‘I Accuse Harvard University’ (1969)”

  1. 2 radicalarchives August 18, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    err, right. I know i left my brain around here somewhere…

  2. 3 David Ames Curtis October 7, 2010 at 10:06 am

    I’ve tried several times to download this pdf but without success. Please check if it is really downloadable. Thanks.

  3. 4 radicalarchives October 8, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    It does work; it takes about 5 minutes to download. If you still can’t get it to work, email me – “radicalarchives” – (at gmail) and i will send you the PDF directly.

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