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disinterring martyrs

November 26, 2009

[The Globe and Mail] Mr. Camus, according to people who knew him and have weighed in on the question, was distrustful of politicians and never wanted to be labelled, even as an existentialist. Governments, he once wrote, have no conscience. And martyrs, he also wrote, “have to choose between being forgotten, mocked or used. As for being understood – never.”  (read)

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