28th February – The Fastidious Assassins – Albert Camus

This is a critique of Communism and how it had gone wrong behind the Iron Curtain.

This essay examines the evolutions in France and Russia and argues that since they both produced tyranny and corruption, hope for the future lies only in revolt without revolution.

In order to exist, man must rebel but rebellion must respect the limits that it discovers in itself – limits where minds meet and, in meeting, begin to exist.

In contemplating the results of an act of rebellion, each time, whether it remains faithful to its first noble promise or whether, through lassitude or folly, it forgets its purpose and plunges into a mire of servitude or tyranny.

Rebellion is the common ground on which every person bases his first values.

I rebel therefore we exist.

Published by Julian Worker

I was born in Leicester. I attended school in Yorkshire and University in Liverpool. I have been to 93 countries and territories including The Balkans and Armenia in 2015, France and Slovakia in 2016, and some of the Greek Islands in 2017. My sense of humour is distilled from The Goons, Monty Python, Fawlty Towers, and Midsomer Murders. I love being creative in my writing and I love writing about travelling. My next books are a travel book about Greece and a novel inspired by Brexit.

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