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The burden of responsibility : Blum, Camus, Aron, and the French twentieth century

Author: Tony Judt
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Leon Blum, Albert Camus, and Raymond Aron might seem an unlikely combination. Blum was a fin-de-siecle aesthete who became the spiritual and political leader of the French non-Communist Left in the first half of this century. Camus, best known to millions of readers worldwide for his novels The Stranger and The Plague, was a wartime Resistance figure who played a prominent part in post-1945 intellectual life in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Léon Blum; Albert Camus; Raymond Aron; Lon Blum; Albert Camus; Raymond Aron; Léon Blum; Albert Camus; Raymond Aron; Raymond Aron; Léon Blum; Albert Camus
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Judt
ISBN: 0226414183 9780226414188 9780226414195 0226414191
OCLC Number: 39093598
Description: viii, 196 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The misjudgment of Paris --
The prophet spurned: León Blum and the price of compromise --
The reluctant moralist: Albert Camus and the discomforts of ambivalence --
The peripheral insider: Raymond Aron and the wages of reason.
Responsibility: Tony Judt.
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Using the lives of three French intellectuals of the 20th century, this text looks at how intellectuals can ignore political pressures and demonstrate a heroic commitment to personal integrity  Read more...

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