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In the speech he gave upon accepting the Nobel Prize for Literature
in 1957, Albert Camus said that a writer "cannot serve today those
who make history; he must serve those who are subject to it." And
in these twenty-three political essays, he demonstrates his
commitment to history''s victims, from the fallen maquis
of the French Resistance to the casualties of the Cold War.
Resistance, Rebellion and Death displays Camus'' rigorous
moral intelligence addressing issues that range from colonial
warfare in Algeria to the social cancer of capital punishment. But
this stirring book is above all a reflection on the problem of
freedom, and, as such, belongs in the same tradition as the works
that gave Camus his reputation as the conscience of our century:
The Stranger, The Rebel, and The Myth of