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    DescriptionHailed by Andre Gide as the patron saint of all outsiders, Simone Weil's short life was ample testimony to her beliefs. In 1942 she fled France along with her family, going firstly to America. She then moved back to London in order to work with de Gaulle. Published posthumously The Need for Roots was a direct result of this collaboration. Its purpose was to help rebuild France after the war. In this, her most famous book, Weil reflects on the importance of religious and political social structures in the life of the individual. She wrote that one of the basic obligations we have as human beings is to not let another suffer from hunger. Equally as important, however, is our duty towards our community: we may have declared various human rights, but we have overlooked the obligations and this has left us self-righteous and rootless. She could easily have been issuing a direct warning to us today, the citizens of Century 21.


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    Title
    The Need for Roots
    Subtitle
    Prelude to a Declaration of Duties Towards Mankind
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simone Weil, Foreword by T. S. Eliot
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 408 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780415271028
    ISBN 10: 0415271029
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC subject category V2: JPF
    B&T General Subject: 750
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PHI022000
    BIC subject category V2: HRAB
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    BISAC V2.8: PSY031000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    DC21: 303.372
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 17
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15220
    DC22: 303.3/72, 303.372
    LC classification: HM665.W451, HM665 .W4513 2002
    Thema V1.0: QRAB, JPF
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    ROUTLEDGE
    Publication date
    01 November 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Simone Weil (1909-1943). A political theorist and activist, a revolutionary and a philosopher and religious mystic. She starved herself to death in protest against the Nazi occupation of France.