(Freedom and Dreams)
7. The Adventure of Humanity
The Adventure of Humanity
(Dominik Tatarka and Albert Camus)
“…If poverty and life come together without sky and hope – which I came across as I approached manhood in the desperate suburbs of our towns, then there is the most shocking injustice: everything must be done so that these people escape the two-fold degradation of poverty and ugliness …”
Albert Camus, Foreword to The Wrong Side and the Right Side, Slovenský spisovateľ, 2002
Who has never been a Communist before thirty has no heart,Who remains a Communist after thirty is a madman.
The question of social equality has interested people since the start of our civilization, especially those who have a sense of human dignity, honour and justice. 1,800 years before a member of the English parliament, Thomas More, wrote Utopia (1516), Plato wrote his Republic. The humanist thinker Tommaso Campanella continued in addressing questions of social justice and was followed in this by the utopists Saint Simon, Charles Fourier and Robert Owen, some of whom gave their wealth away to serve as role models to others. This led to the start of modern-day Socialism in England, a forerunner to Marxism.
A shared social feeling was uniting intellectuals of all countries, classes and religions at the start of the 20th century when Dominik Tatarka and Albert Camus were born (both in 1913). They both came from poor backgrounds and became fatherless as a result of...
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