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On the Abolition of All Political Parties.

Author: Simone Weil; Simon Leys
Publisher: Melbourne : Schwartz Publishing Pty. Ltd, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Political parties are a marvellous mechanism ... If one were to entrust the organisation of public life to the devil, he could not invent a more clever device.' Here Simon Leys translates for the first time into English an essay by the remarkable Simone Weil - philosopher, activist, mystic - which makes a case for the corrupting effect of political parties on political life, and calls for their abolition. This is a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Weil, Simone.
On the Abolition of All Political Parties.
Melbourne : Schwartz Publishing Pty. Ltd, ©2014
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Simone Weil; Simon Leys
ISBN: 9781921870903 1921870907
OCLC Number: 1041736287
Description: 1 online resource (76 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Copyright; Other books by Simon Leys; ON THE ABOLITION OF ALL POLITICAL PARTIES; Contents; Translator's Foreword; Note on the Text; On the Abolition of All Political Parties; The Importance of Simone Weil; In the Light of Simone Weil; Acknowledgement.

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'Political parties are a marvellous mechanism ... If one were to entrust the organisation of public life to the devil, he could not invent a more clever device.' Here Simon Leys translates for the first time into English an essay by the remarkable Simone Weil - philosopher, activist, mystic - which makes a case for the corrupting effect of political parties on political life, and calls for their abolition. This is a dazzling account of the perils of political conformity, written with brilliant clarity and wit. It is combined with an essay by the Nobel Prize-winner Czeslaw.

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