- By Simone Weil

Simone Weil on Colonialism: An Ethic of the Other

  • Title: Simone Weil on Colonialism: An Ethic of the Other
  • Author: Simone Weil
  • ISBN: 9780742522824
  • Page: 408
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Simone Weil on Colonialism An Ethic of the Other In Simone Weil read an article by Louis Roubaud in the Petit Parisien that exposed the Yen Bay massacre in Indochina That article opened Weil s eyes and from then until her death in exile in

    In 1931, Simone Weil read an article by Louis Roubaud in the Petit Parisien that exposed the Yen Bay massacre in Indochina That article opened Weil s eyes, and from then until her death in exile in 1943, she cared most deeply about the French colonial situation Weil refused to accept the contradiction between the image of France as champion of the rights of man and the rIn 1931, Simone Weil read an article by Louis Roubaud in the Petit Parisien that exposed the Yen Bay massacre in Indochina That article opened Weil s eyes, and from then until her death in exile in 1943, she cared most deeply about the French colonial situation Weil refused to accept the contradiction between the image of France as champion of the rights of man and the reality of France s exploitation and oppression of the peoples in its territories Weil wrote thirteen articles or letters about the situation, writings originally published in French journals or in French collections of her work J P Little s fluid and clear translations finally introduce to English speaking scholars and students this important element of Weil s political consciousness.

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