Albert Camus is often found on the right side of many of the 20th century's great moral issues: he joined the French resistance to Nazism, campaigned against the death penalty, and wrote perceptively about the evils of Stalinism. He was born on this day in 1913
In “Chinese Shadows,” Mr. Ryckmans wrote that even though Mao and his acolytes would leave the scene, and there would be an inevitable relaxation of authoritarian rule, the fundamental characteristics of Communist rule would not change.
“Among various descriptions of Communist China made at different times, one may note differences,” he wrote, “yet if these descriptions have been made conscientiously and perceptively, they will show more than ephemeral journalistic truths, for modifications will be in quantity, never in quality — variations in amplitude, not changes in basic orientation.”
Both authors point to the tragedy of her career even though her book sales turned her into a multimillionaire and a cultural icon. She lived to see laissez-faire triumph over collectivism and one of her leading acolytes, Alan Greenspan, appointed to the president’s Council of Economic Advisers. But nothing was ever good enough for her and she felt surrounded by traitors. Ms Heller is particularly informative on the way that the “collective” fell apart when she fell out with Branden.
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- 発音記号[lèsei féər]
- One who assists the celebrant in the performance of liturgical rites.
- A devoted follower or attendant.
[Middle English acolit, from Old French, from Medieval Latin acolytus, from Greek akolouthos, attendant. See anacoluthon.]
1 （礼拝儀式で）侍者(altar boy)；《カトリック》（ミサ聖祭に奉仕する）侍祭.
2 ((形式))（要人の）従者, 助手；信奉者.［中ラテン語←ギリシャ語akólouthos（a-共に＋-kolouthos旅＝旅の伴侶→従者）］