Indignez vous! by Stephane Hessel – the text

Update: I was asked to remove the text of the book from my page. I did it, although I think that Monsieur Hessel wanted everybody to have access to his text, and didn’t care much about copyright or the gains from it.

*you can download a docx version of the english text or listen to this reading here 🙂 Namaste

You probably heard already, especially if you are in Western Europe, about the latest editorial phenomenon which some call The New Little Red Book. It’s Stephane Hessel’s small pamphlet which is a rallying cry for French masses to combat social, political, and economic injustices, called “Indignez vous!”. An editorial phenomenon because it already sold in three months more than 600,000 copies and another 200,000 are already printed, as the english editions and the North-American markets are just being released.

by Paul Klee

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24 thoughts on “Indignez vous! by Stephane Hessel – the text

  1. Good website! I reallydo love how it is easy on my eyes as well as the details are well written. I am wondering how I could be notified whenever a new post has been made. I have subscribed to your rss feed which really should do the trick! Have a nice day!

      1. Yes it is. just scroll down a little and you will find it in the right side of the page under the cloud tag and the blogroll.

  2. The most inspiring message from ” Indignez Vous” is all Truth, and knowing Truth, Will set us free ! It is also in total harmony with the great changes and opportunities that will, and are being given to humanity over the next few years. Humankind must rise to the times; seize the time !
    siempre por La Paz, pedro anillo guevara, Mexico

  3. Very good of you to post an English version, but as a professional translator from French to English, I can be bold and say it really is of very poor quality and the English is riddled with errors. It bears all the hallmarks of machine translation, probably Google translate or something like that. No hard feelings I hope.

    1. Not at all. I am not a native English speaker and also not brilliant in french, but by the time I posted this it was one of the only english versions I had. I wanted more people to get the message and to find out about this text. Thank you!

  4. Indignez vous! — should be required reading in every High School and College Social Studies program in the country. Mr. Hessel has reviewed the problems that needed to be overcome after ‘the war’, and made obvious that we are not finished correcting and/or fixing many of the most basic things causing our economic and social problems today.

  5. The governing class should be afraid of the governed, not the opposite. In Canada, if the people are not happy, the Premier can be ousted at any time. The government must come to a mutual agreement with the people to maintain a semblence of order. Semi-social, Canada is a good example of the whole looking after the few. One in seven childeren are without food in this nation of excess (united States) and yet billions are spent for our military. The few refuse to take care of the many. Throughout history it has been uprisings that have changed political injustices. Right now the world banking system is collapsing causing a lot of the rebelious actions in countries where money can’t be borrowed because of international outsourcing and inport, export imbalances. The rich are afraid to lend to countries that are considered monitary risks. Could go on and on but please read between the lines in this article.

  6. Sir: this pamphlet is atrocious and degrading, for it misinterprets history, logic, common sense, and reality. Truth in general leads to simply another slavery, but truth in Jesus Christ in particular leads to freedom – major difference in Western thought and history, yet totally forgotten or wickedly rejected by their French/European atheists. RLR

  7. In regard to “Indignez-vous!”:

    The Nation magazine published an excellent translation by Damion Searls, with commentary by Charles Glass in the March 7/14, 2011 issue.

  8. They asked you to take it down?
    You just ran headlong into capitalism, son.
    Just as Dr. Martin Luther King’s family protects the rights to his great speech, the old gent is no dummy, and he’s laughing all the way to the bank.

  9. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Rarely do I come across a blog that’s equally educative and amusing, and without a doubt, you’ve hit the nail on the
    head. The issue is something which not enough people are speaking intelligently about.
    I am very happy I came across this during my hunt for something relating
    to this.

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