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Reader’s Diary: Henri Lefebvre’s ‘Critique of Everyday Life’ (Continued)

“Information is increasing while direct contacts are in decline. Relations are becoming more numerous while their intensity and authenticity are diminishing,” wrote Henri Lefebvre in 1961, and by 1981 he understood that this would entail “a solitude all the more profound for being overwhelmed by messages.”
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