- Title Pages
- Foreword to the Beauvoir Series
- Four Days in Madrid
- Portugal Under the Salazar Regime
- Poetry and Truth of the Far West
- Must we burn sade?
- Right-Wing Thought Today
- Merleau-Ponty and Pseudo-Sartreanism
- Preface to <i>Djamila Boupacha</i>
- In France Today, Killing Goes Unpunished
- Preface to <i>Treblinka</i>
- Syria and its Prisoners
- Solidarity with Israel
- Preface to <i>Shoah</i>
- A Walk Through the Land of Old Age
- Production Credits
- (p.105) Introduction
- Political Writings
- University of Illinois Press
In the late 1940s, Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, and other members of the team that edited the journal, Les temps modernes, advocated what they called a “third way” in politics: they sought to develop a democratic socialist path, to delineate a middle way between capitalism and Soviet-style communism. Given this project, the journal was anti-American but also kept a certain distance from the Communists, offering them only what it described as “critical support.” However, with the hardening of the lines of the Cold War, notably after the outbreak of hostilities in Korea in 1950 (which brought growing fears of a nuclear war), Sartre became convinced that no effective political space remained for a “third way.” From 1952, when he wrote the first part of ...
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