The explosive best seller, translated from the French, Indignez-Vous !
In 2011, one of the names given to the 2011 Spanish protests against corruption and bipartisan politics was Los Indignados (The Outraged), taken from the title of the book's translation there (¡Indignados!). The Spanish protests later inspired other protests all around the world, including Greece, Israel and Occupy Wall Street in the United States.
This book has been translated into English, German, Spanish, Italian, Basque, Catalan, Dutch, Portuguese, Turkish, Romanian, Greek and Hebrew. More translations are planned in Slovenian, Korean, Japanese, Swedish, Chinese and other languages.
Time for Outrage! is the English translation of the bestselling tract Indignez-vous ! by the German-born French diplomat, member of the French Resistance and concentration camp survivor Stéphane Hessel. Published in France in 2010, it has sold nearly 1.5 million copies in France and has been translated into numerous other languages
"Indignez-Vous! is creating the sort of stir in France. Emile Zola did in 1898, when he published J'accuse!" The National Post
"Like a song you hum or a film you recommend to friends, Indignez-Vous ! crystallises the spirit of the time. To buy it is a militant act, a gesture towards community and participation in a collective emotion." Libération
"The book urges the French, and everyone else, to recapture the wartime spirit of resistance to the Nazis by rejecting the "insolent, selfish" power of money and markets and by defending the social "values of modern democracy." Independent
Stéphane Hessel, Resistance fighter and concentration camp survivor, tells the young of today that their lives and liberties are worth fighting for.
Remembering the ideals for which he risked his life, while never forgetting the evils against which he struggled, the now 94-year-old writer and diplomat calls on all of us to take back the rights that have slowly slipped away since the Second World War ended.
As sales of this masterful polemic approach a million in France, it is published here for the first time in English.
" to create is to resist, to resist is to create "
Stéphane Hessel was born in Germany in 1917, emigrated with his Jewish writer father and mother to France in 1924 and fought in the French Army in 1940. From a German prisoner of war camp, he escaped to join General Charles de Gaulle's Free French in London.
On his clandestine return to organise the Resistance in France, he was captured, tortured and sent to concentration camps. He escaped death to work after the war on drafting the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, whose ideals he defends passionately to this day.
|Pamphlet: 40 pages - Publisher: Quartet Books (February 1, 2011) - ISBN-10: 0704372223 - ISBN-13: 978-0704372221|