“Distress” is the culmination of a dive of more than thirty years in a deeply battered United Kingdom. This description of the human condition, of its endless frustrations, between boredom and resignation, updates the deep injustices which, throughout the 20th century, plunged the European peoples into an endless tragedy. Yesterday, the denial of their humanist values by the European nations, blinded by fear, has precipitated many of them into totalitarian abjection. Today, human distress remains, whatever its face – loneliness, exclusion, unemployment, racism, anti-Semitism – a real threat to the community when a tiny number of people access knowledge, leaving...
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