The Marquis de Sade: For Virtue or Vice?

The Marquis de Sade is infamous for his personal and professional depravity. Although no legal charges were brought against him, he spent almost half his life in prison after a series of public scandals forced authorities to indefinitely detain him. His crimes — which made his name synonymous with ‘sadism’ — included blasphemy, rape, torture, kidnapping, and the drugging of five prostitutes with the aphrodisiac…



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Eddie Ejjbair

‘Gradually it’s become clear to me what every great philosophy has been: a personal confession of its author and a kind of involuntary and unconscious memoir’