Simone Weil (1909–43), a brilliant student of philosophy and classics, in her short life was a factory worker, farm labourer and teacher, as well as volunteering for the Republicans in the Spanish Civil War and assisting the Free French in London.
Her books include Simon Leys is the pen-name of Pierre Ryckmans, who was born in Belgium and settled in Australia in 1970.
Both parties accept the election process and concede defeat to the winners.
In many countries with multi-party systems, the range of beliefs is greater, and disagreements run deeper.
It is combined with an essay by the Nobel Prize-winner Czeslaw Milosz ‘on the importance of Simone Weil’ and an essay by Leys on the influence of Weil, especially on Albert Camus.
The result is a jewel-like volume which showcases some of the finest minds of the last century.
Parties select candidates for many elected positions in American politics.
With so many officials to choose, most voters would be overwhelmed by the decisions they would have to make if candidates did not wear party "labels." Parties present policy alternatives for voters.
Visit the "Newsroom" for the latest press releases from the Democratic Party, and take a gander at "GOP Watch" to keep an eye on what the Republican Party is up to.
Report broken link Republican National Committee Visit the official page of the Republican National Committee for up to the minute information on Republican candidates and other goings on.