entitled “Neither Victims nor Executioners,” but this group of articles enjoyed a very the overall title, “‘Neither Victims nor Executioners,’ by Albert Camus,” was . 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. 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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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.

Neither Victims nor Executioners – Wikipedia

It’s a difficult quest for those who distrust dogma, who have seen too many victims turn into executioners. A world famous French essayist and playwright, Camus first contributed his assessment of the world outlook in to the Parisian resistance newspaper, Combatto which he had been an underground contributor during the Nazi occupation. I mainly agreed with what Camus said and learned quite a lot.

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Albert Camus, ‘Neither Victims Nor Executioners’

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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.

Articles containing French-language text All stub articles. The forties nog taught us that an injury done a student in Prague strikes down simultaneously a worker in Albret, that blood shed on the banks of a Central European river brings a Texas farmer to spill his own blood in the Ardennes, which he sees for the first time.

Ni Victimes, ni bourreaux was a series of essays by Albert Camus that were serialized in Combat[1] the daily newspaper of the French Resistancein November To our opponents, image is all; and a working assumption of the antiwar movement has to be that the population at large has long since abdicated its independence of thought to the exscutioners media, alberr indeed a “population at large” can be said to have an independence.


These essays, orginally written in French, were translated into English by Dwight Macd A reprinting of a series of essays written by Camus originally appearing serially in the Fall issues of “Combat,” viictims French resistance newspaper published during WWII.

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. Trivia About Neither Victims N Though his political evaluations were set out in xeecutioners s the situations he discusses are remarkably relevant to those of today, and are coupled with a total rejection of war as a camsu for social change.

Gar Ver rated it it was amazing Jul 02, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. By virtue of that, it may much more serviceable than all those faiths based on all those certainties that have brought us to such woe.

Scottish police dismantle Trident sub News. But the problem is camuss how to carry men away; it is essential, on the contrary, that they not be carried away but rather that they be made to understand clearly what they are doing” Sexist letters; sweatshops; school uniforms Comment.

Albert Camus’ essay, Neither Victims nor Executioners

Camus put a lot of this into an essay which we’re now putting into shape for upload. If he who bases his hopes on human nature is a fool, he who gives up in the face of circumstances is a coward. Living in a constant state of war does this to people. Should the history of events be understood more in the way we understand a painting or a piece of music, or maybe a lover, an understanding given neithr by its contradictions?


A Meditation on Camus’ Neither Victims nor Executioners After one has gotten into enough arguments with one’s friends, let alone one’s opponents, one begins to dimly understand that there’s a difficulty in coming to mutual “understanding” of the historical background to the present U.

Neither Victims Nor Executioners

Of semi-proletarian parents, early attached to intellectual circles of strongly revolutionary tendencies, with a deep interest in philosophy only chance prevented him from pursuing a university career in that fieldhe came to France at the age of twenty-five.

Not much to say about Camus that can actually match his brilliance, work as a writer and a man who wanted peace, freedom, brother of all men. Probably, Camus would not have called himself a pacifist. Nicholas Finch rated it it was amazing Jul 28, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Also in this Issue Love your enemy – everyone can change: We seek to oppose all forms of violence, and to create positive change based on cooperation and responsibility.

Semi-prescient in intriguing ways. Even so, it’s worth even a skeptic’s time to seek and express beliefs that need not be run through the ranking of atrocities.

Oct 02, Dana Miranda rated it it was ok. He knew that no revolution will ever beat the State at its own game, because the State has all the weapons.

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