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Hypocritical

20 December 1891
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ZF 10280

The French adventurer and anarchist Zo d'Axa (1864-1930) exposed all kinds of misbehaviour in his magazine l'Endehors. In his opinion, hypocrisy ranked high in the spectrum of vice and he spotted this quality among the rich people in the first place. In l'Endehors of 20 December 1891 he notes that as soon as a calamity occurs, the rich organize a party for themselves. His anger was triggered by a benefit performance in the Comédie Française for the victims of a mine disaster yielding 35.000 French Francs. A despicable, vile and condescending act, according to Zo d'Axa, and a hypocritical showing of benevolence.