Arnon Grunberg



Thomas Friedman in today’s Herald Tribune: “As I’ve tried to argue, this uprising, at root, is not political. It’s existential. It is much more Albert Camus than Che Guevara. All these Arab regimes to one degree or another stripped their people of their basic dignity.”

What does Mr. Friedman mean by Albert Camus? Does he believe that the Arab street read “L’homme revolté”?

Or does Camus come to Mr. Friedman’s mind whenever he types the word “existential”?

Alas, another dichotomy Albert Camus versus Che Guevara.