Over at Facebook, I moderate a session every Thursday with WE PAW Bloggers called “Thursday Talk Shop.” This week we’re looking at a particular quote by a French philosopher, author, and journalist, Albert Camus:
“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.”
These are the questions I posed to the group:
Do you agree with this?
What do you think he meant by this?
How does a writer do this? I mean, wow, this is heavy! Can you name ways how a writer can save civilization?
This goes to show the kind of power behind the “written” word. Can you name writers who in your mind changed the course of history?