For all the book’s flaws, Albert Camus’ Myth of Sisyphus remains one of the best encapsulations of what it means to engage in political struggle. Faced with insurmountable adversity, in Camus’ meaningless world the only answer is to make resistance one’s raison d’etre. How, then, does one square the injunction to ‘imagine Sisyphus happy’ with the almost certain death of those Tibetans who, in protesting Chinese rule, self-immolate?
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