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The last days of the Republic — 3 Comments

  1. Albert Camus became a furtive resistant and, after the war, wrote his novel La Peste as a metaphorical reflection on France’s humiliation. In August 1944, as traitors were lynched and women known to have fraternised with German soldiers were publicly stripped and tarred across the liberated nation, Camus wrote a series of anti-capital punishment articles in the resistance paper Combat, known forever as Ni victimes ni bourreaux – neither victims nor executioners. He was a moralistic, agnostic writer reminding Christians that those without sin should cast the first stone.

  2. There is a visceral anger amongst those misled by the tales of the Government that could last as long as the hatred after the Civil War if it is not addressed.

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