About Roger Garaudy

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    About Roger Garaudy

     

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    French political writer and philosopher born in 1913. He joined the French Communist Party but was expelled from the party in 1970. He made a large number of books during his lifetime and converted to Islam in 1982.Roger Garaudy is a French communist philosopher and politician who fought with the French resistance in World War II. When he was a university student , he was dismissed from the party in 1970 after criticizing the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, although he was a supporter of the Soviet intervention in Hungary 12 years ago.

    After the war, he served as a representative of the Communist Party and a member of the People's Assembly. For years he was loved by the French media because of his philosophical work and his political courage.

    His career was marked by conflicts, especially with the philosopher and social scientist Michel Foucault, he converted to Islam in 1982,and wrote about 70 books including;"The Founding Myths of Modern Israel ","The case of Israel ", and "The whole truth."

    Roger Garaudy was born on July 17, 1913 in Marseilles, France, and completed his university studies in Marseille and Ex-en-Provence. He received his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Paris Sorbonne.

    He began his struggle with the French Communist Party in 1933. In 1953 he received his doctorate in political science from Moscow State University with his dissertation "The Physical theory in knowledge".

    His reformist ideas and strong criticism of the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968 and his direct defiance of the party's tendencies led to his expulsion from the Politburo and the Central Committee in 1970.

    In 1982, Roger converted to Islam and was president of the Geneva-based Dialogue Institute for Three Cultures.

    He was the brilliant politician and doctrinal writer of the French Communist Party for nearly twenty years and was known for his Marxist struggle to add humanism and democracy to Marxism and continued dialogue with Christianity, because he felt that many of its values were perfectly compatible with Marxism.

    In his various theoretical works, Garaudy tried to translate the continuing human concern that gradually led him to address the issue of life in an ideal society.

    The most famous words of Roger Garaudy

    The future is not a script that we have to represent, it is the work we must create.
    I do not know much about this man (Jesus) but I know that his whole life conveys one message: anyone can at any time start a new future.
    Zionism wants to show the Jewish people as a national entity , which is heresy.

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