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By one of the most profoundly influential thinkers of our century, The Rebel is a classic essay on revolution. 

For Albert Camus, the urge to revolt is one of the "essential dimensions" of human nature, manifested in man's timeless Promethean struggle against the conditions of his existence, as well as the popular uprisings against established orders throughout history. And yet, with an eye toward the French Revolution and its regicides and deicides, he reveals how inevitably the course of revolution leads to tyranny. 

As old regimes throughout the world collapse, The Rebel resonates as an ardent, eloquent, and supremely rational voice of conscience for our tumultuous times.

©1956 Alfred A. Knopf (P)2019 Recorded Books

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One of the most beautifully written books.

A book I will remember and quote until the end. Camus is the most brilliant writer I have ever had the pleasure of reading.

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This book is amazing

I absolutely loved this book. It is a really heavy read (every sentence is a bomb,) but it is worth the work.

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Moderation and Excess

Buy it of only for the final chapter. Camus redefines centrism by focusing on the process rather than the ideological position.

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a must read.

I'm not going to be so impertinent to try to explain Camus . This is a journey you will have to take yourself . it's will leave you more confused then before you started . and a little less alive. but there is your reason to live better .

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Camus Philosophy

The Rebel is a great book it might as well be a philosophy for life. Definitely, Camus has not delivered us with rhetoric, but clarity of his reasoning. Here Camus reviews the history of European Pride and provide us with a philosophy of how to deal with that.

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There is a way forward

I first picked up this book fifty years ago. Camus presents a compelling argument for rebellion and moderation in the pursuit of justice based on the dignity of mankind.