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Socialism of the Gallows

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about totalitarianism and art and how the two cannot coexist as the latter requires freedom

Camus, A. (1995). Socialism of the Gallows. In Camus, A. Resistance, Rebellion and Death: Essays. Vintage, pp. 165-172

168

[...] A press or a book is not true because it is revolutionary. It has a chance of being revolutionary only if it tries to tell the truth. [...]

—p.168 by Albert Camus 3 years, 4 months ago

[...] A press or a book is not true because it is revolutionary. It has a chance of being revolutionary only if it tries to tell the truth. [...]

—p.168 by Albert Camus 3 years, 4 months ago
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In conclusion, I believe [...] that the indispensable conditions for intellectual creation and historical justice are liberty and the free confronting of differences. Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others. But without freedom, no socialism either, except the socialism of the gallows.

—p.171 by Albert Camus 3 years, 4 months ago

In conclusion, I believe [...] that the indispensable conditions for intellectual creation and historical justice are liberty and the free confronting of differences. Without freedom, no art; art lives only on the restraints it imposes on itself, and dies of all others. But without freedom, no socialism either, except the socialism of the gallows.

—p.171 by Albert Camus 3 years, 4 months ago
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In order to strike a construtive note, however, I shall propose as one of the preliminaries to any future gathering the unqualified acceptance of the following principle: none of the evils that totalitarianism (defined by the single party and the suppression of all opposition) claims to remedy is worse than totalitarianism itself.

the last "totalitarianism" is spelled with a "sim" ending but I think that's just a typo

—p.171 by Albert Camus 3 years, 4 months ago

In order to strike a construtive note, however, I shall propose as one of the preliminaries to any future gathering the unqualified acceptance of the following principle: none of the evils that totalitarianism (defined by the single party and the suppression of all opposition) claims to remedy is worse than totalitarianism itself.

the last "totalitarianism" is spelled with a "sim" ending but I think that's just a typo

—p.171 by Albert Camus 3 years, 4 months ago