Simone Weil

On the abolition of all political parties

La traduzione inglese (a cura di Simon Leys) del celebre saggio di Simone Weil sulla soppressione dei partiti politici. ‘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 Milosz ‘on the importance of Simone Weil’ and an essay by Leys on the influence of Weil, especially on Albert Camus. The result is a jewel-like volume which showcases some of the finest minds of the last century.

Tipologia di Libro: Studio-Ricerca

Libro edito da: Black Inc.

Anno di pubblicazione: Gennaio 2013

Argomenti Trattati: politica -