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  1. Hmm. Sounds a bit too conspiracy theory-ish to me. I’d always heard that the tree Camus’ car struck stood apart from any others, so it would have been incredibly fortunate for the assassins that the flat tire would have led the car right to it, not to mention making it a fatal accident.

    I don’t know about enough about Camus’ politics to say he was the first neo-conservative, as you put it, but he did seem to be turning to religion, specifically Christianity, before he died. Here’s a post I wrote about this:
    http://agentintellect.blogspot.com/2008/03/camus-and-christianity.html

    Comment by Jim S. — August 16, 2011 @ 5:36 am - August 16, 2011

  2. Yeah, granted, it all does sound conspiracy-ish. So I always speculated, never asserted. But, you should take a gander at some of Sartre’s barbs against Camus in the late 1950s. Kind of a precursor for the ill-informed nastiness of many on the left today.

    Yes, he did seem to be turning to religion as he did seem to be turning right. As to his politics, read The Rebel or some of his later (i.e., 1950s) essays.

    For those who understand the true background of neocons and don’t just see them as some right-wing Bushkeyite cabal, you can see this tendency in the growing stridency of his criticism of Communism. Many neocons began their journey to the right faulting their then-ideological cohorts on the left for their almost blind adherence to Soviet ideology.

    Comment by B. Daniel Blatt — August 16, 2011 @ 12:37 pm - August 16, 2011

  3. Interesting.
    OTOH, the KGB probably didn’t need Sartre’s encouragement.

    Comment by Fausta — August 16, 2011 @ 6:09 pm - August 16, 2011

  4. Albert Who?.
    And I thought John-Paul Satre was a member of Monty Python.

    Comment by Ted B. (Charging Rhino) — August 16, 2011 @ 8:28 pm - August 16, 2011

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