Raoul Vaneigem


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Raoul Vaneigem (born 1934) is a Belgian writer and philosopher. He was born in Lessines (Hainaut, Belgium). After studying romance philology at the Free University of Brussels (now split into the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel) from 1952 to 1956, he participated in the Situationist International from 1961 to 1970. He currently resides in Belgium and is the father ... more »

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  • ''As poverty has been reduced in terms of mere survival, it has become more profound in terms of our way of life.''
    Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934), Belgian Situationist philosopher. repr. In Situationist International Anthology, ed. K. Knabb (1981). "Basic Banalities I," ...
  • ''Daily life is governed by an economic system in which the production and consumption of insults tends to balance out.''
    Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934), Belgian Situationist philosopher. The Revolution of Everyday Life, ch. 2, sct. 1 (1967, trans. 1983).
  • The same people who are murdered slowly in the mechanized slaughterhouses of work are also arguing, singing, drinking, dancing, making love, holding the streets, picking up weapons and inventing a new...
    Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934), Belgian situationist philosopher. The Revolution of Everyday Life, ch. 5 (1967, trans. 1983).
  • ''Never before has a civilization reached such a degree of a contempt for life; never before has a generation, drowned in mortification, felt such a rage to live.''
    Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934), Belgian situationist philosopher. The Revolution of Everyday Life, ch. 5 (1967, trans. 1983).
  • ''Purchasing power is a license to purchase power.''
    Raoul Vaneigem (b. 1934), Belgian Situationist philosopher. The Revolution of Everyday Life, ch. 7, sct. 3 (1967, trans. 1983).
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