Speech to the Spanish refugees fleeing Francoism. Political testament of Albert Camus pronounced January 22, 1958.
Extract: And if sometimes I find it hard to work in this intellectual society where we live in,
where one makes a point of honor of disloyalty
where reflex replaced reflection
where thinking is throwing slogans around
and where evilness tries too often to pass itself as intelligence.
Then what else can be bone than rely on one’s own star? (…)
I live as I can in an unhappy world
rich in its people and its youth
temporarily poor in its elites
a world set out in search for an order, a renaissance. (…)