Albert Camus on Violence - Dictionary of Arguments
Brocker I 313
Violence/Camus: Camus is concerned with the question of how to renounce violence as much as possible for the sake of justice. Revolutionary Marxists, on the other hand, think in the widespread style of the 19th century, which believed in science and technology but did not trust it to such an extent that it would have wanted to renounce violence. On the contrary: war and violence are the means used by progress.
Camus: "The proletarians fought and died to give power to the military or intellectuals, future military, who in turn oppressed them" (1).
1. Albert Camus, L’Homme révolté, Paris 1951. Dt.: Albert Camus, Der Mensch in der Revolte. Essays, Reinbek 1969 (zuerst 1953), S. 177.
Hans-Martin Schönherr-Mann, „Albert Camus, Der Mensch in der Revolte (1951)“ in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018._____________Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments The note [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018