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Reflections on the Guillotine

Camus, Albert
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd (Penguin Classics)
Published: September 24, 2020
ISBN: 9780241475225
96 pages
Country of publication: United Kingdom

£5.99

‘When silence or tricks of language contribute to maintaining an abuse that must be reformed or a suffering that can be relieved, then there is no other solution but to speak out’Written when execution by guillotine was still legal in France, Albert Camus’ devastating attack  on the ‘obscene exhibition’ of capital punishment remains one of the most powerful, persuasive arguments ever made against the death penalty. One of twenty new books in the bestselling Penguin Great Ideas series. This new selection showcases a diverse list of thinkers who have helped shape our world today, from anarchists to stoics, feminists to prophets, satirists to Zen Buddhists.

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