Albert Camus: The Plague
April 2, 2020
There is no more important book to understand our times than Albert Camus's The Plague, a novel about a virus that spreads uncontrollably from animals to humans and ends up destroying half the population of a representative modern town. Camus speaks to us now not because he was a magical seer, but because he correctly sized up human nature.
As he wrote: ‘Everyone has inside it himself this plague, because no one in the world, no one, can ever be immune.’