Has reading and studying Sade, Octave Mirbeau or Roger Vailland become impossible?
Are atheists, secularists, materialists now ostracized minority in Europe? It seems that in France, Ireland, Poland, Portugal, etc., henceforth, debating between the believers, the religious faithful, is only allowed. Followers and representatives of the three revealed religions, basically.
In the face of the decline of free thinking, prejudices that multiply, we must defend the heritage of the Enlightenment, their values, against obscurantism in full revival. The values of reason, knowledge, education.
The author, a careful reader of Sade, a board member of the Friends of Octave Mirbeau, creator and editor of the site Roger Vailland, will build on these three writers, decidedly atheistic and materialistic.
All three are direct descendants of the Enlightenment. Straight away for the first, the second at the turn of two centuries, the nineteenth and twentieth, the third dead here fifty years, in 1965.