The Power of Indignation by Stéphane HesselThe Power of Indignation by Stéphane Hessel

The Power of Indignation

byStéphane HesselTranslated byE. C. Belli

Paperback | February 18, 2014

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The astonishing life of the writer named by the New York Times “one of the last living heroes of the darkest era of the twentieth century.”

His brief pamphlet Indignez-vous! (Cry Out!) is an international bestseller, calling for a return to the values of his native France’s “greatest generation,” the resistance fighters of World War II. It has inspired citizens participating in the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street uprisings. Now Stéphane Hessel, one of France’s preeminent thinkers and activists, is back.

With extraordinary insight, the ninety-four-year-old Hessel gives his intellectual autobiography. His thinking is nourished by the exchange he has maintained for years with his close friends, as well as prominent political and literary figures: Edgar Morin, Jean-Paul Dollé, Daniel Cohn-Bendit, Régis Debray, Peter Sloterdijk, Laure Adler, Michel Rocard, and Jean-Claude Carrière.

This book is accessible and profound—it is for all those who seek, despite the contradictions and violence of our contemporary lives, to “regain our dignity as men and women while governed by a frenzy of selfish and irresponsible people.” This book is, for Stéphane Hessel, a way to encourage us to reflect on the past in order to take charge of our future destiny. At once a handbook for the revolutionary, a treatise on human rights, and an inside look at the relationships, thoughts, and recollections of one of the most important figures in France, this is not-to-be-missed.
Stéphane Hessel was born in 1917 in Berlin and moved to France in 1925, and has traveled the world during his diplomatic career. A member of the french resistance during World War II, a concentration camp survivor, and editor of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Still very active in several advocacy groups, he has recei...
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Title:The Power of IndignationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1 inPublished:February 18, 2014Publisher:Skyhorse Publishing Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1626361290

ISBN - 13:9781626361294

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