Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Che Guevara, an Argentine revolutionary who served as a key player in the Cuban Revolution, was known for his forceful rhetoric calling people to action to engage in revolution. His language was the language of duty - when he called on people to act, he did so with moral force behind his words. In the face of nascent revolution and discontent, he called upon those aggrieved to “tremble with indignation every time that an injustice is committed in the world” and act accordingly1. Guevara is appealing to a common intuition many leaders in social justice seem to have; there is some response, Guevara expressed, that humans in a society should have in the face of injustice. This response is participating in a revolution.
Melkote, Meghna, "Bystanders Without an Excuse: On the Moral Duty to Revolt" (2022). Honors Theses. 1605.