Humanism and terror: an essay on the Communist problem.
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First published in France In 1947, Merleau-Ponty’s essay was in part a response to Arthur Koestler’s novel, Darkness at Noon, and in a larger sense a contribution to the political and moral debates of a postwar world suddenly divided into two armed camps. For Merleau-Ponty, the basic question was: given the violence in Communism, is Communism still equal to its humanist intentions?
He demonstrates that it is pointless to ask whether Communism respects the rules of liberal society; it is evident that Communism does not.In post-Communist Europe, when many are addressing similar questions throughout the world, Merleau-Ponty’s discourse is of prime importance; it stands as a major and provocative contribution to limits on the use of violence.
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Merleau-Ponty, Maurice ( 1969) Humanism and Terror: An Essay on the Communist Problem, trans. and annotated J. O’Neill. Boston, MA: Beacon Press. Google Scholar.
In the preface to his 1947 essay, Humanism and Terror: An Essay on the Communist Problem, French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty wrote forcefully of the need to push past official accounts and declared principles when assessing the character and justness of a society.