- File Size: 540 KB
- Print Length: 38 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: B00AF3NY78
- Publisher: Twelve (September 20, 2011)
- Publication Date: September 20, 2011
- Sold by: Hachette Book Group
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00500OG28
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Not Enabled
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"Indignez-vous!", basically just 12 pages of text (!)plus notes,shook up France at year end with record sales, and possibly its former colony Tunisia, in which riots took down the government just before the Egypt riots.
I'll provide a few excerpts later so you get the gist of Time for Outrage, which is sure to be an important book in English.
Author Stephane Hessel is, to France, a Justin Bieber-scale personality phenomenon at the other end of the age scale. He is 94 and wants us to get mad and take to the streets - peacefully. Peacefully because he thinks there is hope for reform. More is at timeforoutrage dot net. Hessel has been stirring things up for a long time: He helped to write the UN Declaration of Universal Human Rights (the word "Universal" is key, meaning the rights are inherent and not the state's to grant or deny), which was adopted in 1948 and based on an earlier program of the Free French resistance Hessel was part of. He thinks this declaration helped to free colonies such as Tunisia and Algeria in earlier revolts.
One way to understand the importance of this book is to compare it to the other current French literary phenom, "The Coming Insurrection" by the Invisible Committee thecominginsurrection dot net , which Glenn Beck of has been concentrating on in his Fox News broadcasts in early 2011. That book was translated to English recently and is available at Amazon.Read more ›
In this book, he talks about what they fought for. He talks about the perversion of the dreams of those around him ... those who fell and those who survived. His words are at once inspiring, sobering and sad. If you want to hear the last pleas for help from a hero, this is the book you need to read.
Chapter titles: Time for Outrage. Indignation Fuels Resistance. Two Visions of History. The Worst Attitude is Indifference. Palestine - My Own Outrage. Non Violence -- The Path We must Learn to Follow. For a Peaceful Insurrection. Publisher's Notes. About the Author.
The author "speaks" in a clear and persuasive voice, and supports his gentle arguments with examples of his own experiences in life. I highly recommend this book.
My hardcover copy is a First North American Edition and is translated into English by Marion Duvert. The binding is excellent: Med. red, smooth book cover almost feels like leather with its high gloss-lightly textured finish and is small enough to fit into a breast pocket.
The author, a veteran of the French Resistance in World War II describes the ideals of the Resistance, and how they were put into practice after the end of the war. Now, it seems as if all those ideals have been corrupted by the powers that be in our modern world. It is, as he says, time for outrage. The catch is that the outrage has to be focused on repairing the damage down in recent years. He is very vague about how to go about it.
Nevertheless, the book has served as a clarion call for many around the world today. It is credited with inspiring the Arab Spring as well as the Occupy movement in the USA. That was enough to get me to read it and suggest you read it as well.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've bought multiple copies of this as I keep giving it away. - You should read the "about the author" first. I mourn his death.Published 7 months ago by Gaston P Jennett III
Mr. Hessel as an incredible biography, and I was hoping for either a memoir of his experiences during World War II or an essay of his reflections on and lessons learned from having... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Josh H. Knight
This is an excellent read. We should be doing something about organising ourselves to make the world a better place, for example politically.Published 22 months ago by Donald Stamp
A book that we should read in times like the present one, when violence is present in the world. Who better to teach us a lesson than Mr Hessel, an Holocaust victim,and an activist... Read morePublished on August 13, 2014 by Ars
This is a good book by a very decent man. I liked it so well that I bought a dozen copies to hand out to friends.Published on April 4, 2014 by P. Mulloy
If you're 15, impressionable and stupid this will appeal to you. If you're French and think it was the resistance that liberated the country in 1945 then you too will appreciate... Read morePublished on February 3, 2014 by Lev Eriksson
The book questions the roots of our social order
Produced by a WWII veteran hero,
skilful writer and formidable philosopher. Read more
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