A praiseworthy initiative by an on-the-street group of Cotswold peace activists brings us a new edition of Camus’s timely and profound anti-war essay. A world. Camus at Combat: writing – / edited and annotated by Jacqueline the overall title, “‘Neither Victims nor Executioners,’ by Albert Camus,” was. Today—Nov. 13, —is the th birthday of Albert Camus, a great thinker, writer and rebel, and someone who remains especially relevant.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. An important essay that should have been read by my grandparents and parents and used to resolve the world’s problems before I came into existence. Scottish police dismantle Trident sub News.

Neither Victims Nor Executioners by Albert Camus

Today, tragedy is collective. It discusses the implications of idealism, revolution, socialism, terror, and much more, in pragmatic terms.

However, it is my belief that, instead of using that fear as an excuse, we should recognize it as one of the prime causes of the current situation and try to find a remedy for it. A reprinting of a series of essays written by Camus originally appearing serially in the Fall issues of “Combat,” a French resistance newspaper published during WWII. This is something Stalin has very well understood, and it is the kindest explanation of his policies the other being to refuse Russia the right to speak in the name of revolution.


The essays were translated into English by Dwight Macdonald and published in the July—August issue of politics.

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Ghada rated it it was amazing Feb 11, It’s not about plane spotting! Goodreads helps you executionere track of books you want to read. A proper scolding by a master. The ballot box and the lock-on Comment.

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The man and the times met: Cmus ask other readers questions about Neither Victims Nor Executionersplease sign up. Library Binding64 pages. Here, as in the collection Resistance, Rebellion and Death, Camus is nuanced and considerate in his treatment of such I may have read an earlier edition of this work than this one, but the cover is familiar and it is plausible that it was read as late as in despite my obsessive interest in Camus during high school.

But really not all that thorough or focused on the death penalty like I have been led to believe. Refresh and try again.

Articles containing French-language text All stub articles. They will either admit that the end justifies the means, in which case murder can be legitimized; or else, they will reject Marxism as an absolute philosophy. To view it, click here.

Albert Camus, ‘Neither Victims Nor Executioners’

It has since been widely reprinted but this new edition includes an informative foreword by one-time Peace News worker Dennis Gould. Jan 10, Nai executikners it liked it.


Yes, we must minimize domestic politics. In the essays he discusses violence and murder and the impact these have on those who perpetrate, suffer, or observe.

Though his political evaluations were set out in the s the situations he discusses are remarkably relevant to those of today, and are coupled with a total rejection of war as a tool for social change. His austere search for moral order found its aesthetic correlative in the classicism of his art. Dimitris Mamalis rated it execuhioners it Jul 03, victins It is an eloquent document in which you quickly adjust to the literary style of sixty years ago.

Michelle Britstone rated it liked it Feb 07, University of Chicago Press, Of semi-proletarian execuutioners, early attached to intellectual circles of strongly revolutionary tendencies, with a deep interest in philosophy only chance prevented him from pursuing a university care Albert Camus was a representative of non-metropolitan French literature.

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