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Bestseller book by 93-year-old former resistance member

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posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 10:14 PM
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Stéphane Hessel’s wildly popular new book “Indignez-vous !” is a rallying cry for French masses to combat social, political, and economic injustices.

Hessel's book argues that the French people need to get outraged again, as were those who participated in the French Resistance during World War II. Hessel's reasons for personal outrage include the growing gap between the very rich and the very poor, France's treatment of its illegal immigrants, the need to re-establish a free press, the need to protect the environment, the plight of Palestinians and the importance of protecting the French welfare system.



Rather, the current toast of the literary world is Stéphane Hessel, a 93-year-old former resistance member and diplomat, whose 13-page political essay called “Indignez-vous !” (or “Get indignant!”) has sold a whopping 600,000 copies since it hit shelves last October.

The book, which was released by Indigène -- a tiny publishing house based in the south of France -- and is on sale for an uncommonly cheap 3 euros, is a call for the French population to get angry about the injustices of modern society. Amid widespread disillusionment with the policies of centre-right French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the text could become a rallying cry for the French left as it braces itself to challenge the incumbent in the 2012 presidential election. Hessel, for his part, is a vocal supporter of Socialist Party head Martine Aubry.


Full Story:
www.france24.com... 20101230-behind-unlikely-bestseller-fierce-political-conscience-hessel-indignez-vous-books

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Stephan Hessel:
en.wikipedia.org...éphane_Hessel

en.wikipedia.org...éphane_Hessel

edit on 5-1-2011 by ckno1 because: Link correction




posted on Jan, 5 2011 @ 10:20 PM
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Well his views will possibly enrage conservatives, but I applaud the man. These are the people we need to look up to and take our examples from. He did not piss and moan, he did something and is still doing something, at an age many people are in nursing homes.



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