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The Rebel Chapter Summary & Analysis - Introduction and Part 1 Summary

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Introduction and Part 1 Summary and Analysis

This detailed philosophical examination of the history, purposes and manifestations of rebellion places its considerations within the context of the question of whether contemporary reality's attitudes towards murder, either institutionalized or individualized, are justified. Other contextual elements include a focus on the value of the individual, the effect both moderation and excess have on both the intentions and actions of rebellion, and the relationship between rebellion and art.

"Introduction"

The author asserts that his book is defined by his will to "face the reality of the present," which he says is defined by justified crime - specifically, the crime of murder as rationalized on/by multiple levels of society. He suggests that to understand and live within that reality, to determine whether it is grounded in any kind of justice, and to determine whether it must change, humanity must know "whether...

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