"All modern revolutions have led to the consolidation of power in the state."

A talented writer, a politician fighting for justice - this is Albert Camus. Born to be born in one of the bloodiest wars - the First World War, he was awarded the Nobel Prize. The one named after the creator of dynamite (and if not irony) from 1957. Perhaps it is precisely because he sees the worst of human nature that he has so much to do with protecting human rights, because during the war, the worst human traits come to light. His motto is "ego sum, ergo sum" (I am, therefore, I exist) to paraphrase it into "rebel, therefore exist."


Albert Camus is different, beyond standards, not the kind of people who always please the lords, no matter who is in power at the time. He is a rebel, this is his way of shouting against social injustices, and it is not pleasing to those on whom the lives of ordinary people depend.


He works in several places to sustain himself while graduating. Between 1934 and 1936 he was an active member of the French Communist Party, seeing there his recognition of the struggle between growing inequality between Europeans and their African colonies. The rise of fascism in Europe is of great concern to him. During his work for the leftist newspaper, the Alger republicain witnessed the French's attitude to the Berbers and Arabs. This will lay the foundations for many of the current clashes between Eastern and Western civilization in years, and will pave the way for many terrorist networks in modern Europe.

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In 1940, he married Gabriel Perry and, at the same time, wrote his great works, The Alien and The Myth of Sisyphus. He is actively involved in the French Resistance. In the meantime, he became a close friend and part of the environment of Jean Paul Sartre. But his destiny is to be a stranger in his midst.


After the end of the war, when the victors of World War II distributed their zones of influence, the humanist Camus, who had been a communist until yesterday, now stands against the same idea he fought for and so strongly believed in. His friends yesterday became his enemies today. He even risks his friendship with Paul Sartre after Camus published his anti-communist work, The Rebel Man, in 1951. The criticism is more than devastating, forcing him to seek new ground in the theater between 1953 and 1959.

During the 50s, he worked actively for human rights as a member of UNESCO and the UN. But after fascist Spain joins, he quits working for the organization because he is an outspoken opponent of dictator Franco.


His humanity and talent remain unnoticed by the intelligentsia and in 1957 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. He is able to shed light on many of the social injustices and human problems that can be easily overcome in those troubled times, and also because he is declaring himself against the death penalty. With the award, the writer becomes the second youngest to receive this distinction, after Rudyard Kipling.


It is interesting to note that when he finished and sent his work The Alien to his publisher Andre Marlo, the country was occupied by Nazi Germany, but despite the shortage of paper, the book managed to sell in 4000 copies. And this is only the beginning of a remarkable work, which until the beginning of the XX century was sold in 10 million pieces.


Unfortunately, in 1960, the Freedom and Justice fighter, persecuted by the Communists, excommunicated by his closest circle, awarded the Peace Prize for the cause of always reflecting the problems of modern society, died in a car accident.


But Death may physically take Camus, but he cannot erase the memory of the creativity of this great humanist. He stands against the powers that be with his most powerful weapon, the pen, because it can inflict far more damage than the most advanced firearm in its time.

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