Mustapha Khayati was a member of the Situationist International in the 1960s. Together with Guy Debord he wrote u. a. the pamphlet "On Misery in the Student Environment, Considered Under Its Economic, Political, Sexual, and Especially Intellectual Aspects, and about Some Remedies to Remedy Them."
He wrote the pamphlet On the Poverty of Student Life. Attacking the subservience of university students and the strategies of student radicals, it caused significant uproar, led to the dissemination of Situationist ideas, and precipitated the events of May 1968 in France.
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