September 01, 2013

Albert Camus - The Rats

 
I'm not sure where exactly the original source of the below passage can be found, but Christopher Hitchens cites Albert Camus from La Peste. At 25 minutes 11 seconds here, Christopher Hitchens said:
"The plague is over, the rats have died or disappeared. The city of Iran has returned to health; the Mediterranean is shimmering again, the white buildings have been cleaned, the people are back on the streets. 
And yet, the rats were only down in the sewers, and waiting for the day when they could once again set themselves up to die on the streets of a free city."

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