Adversaries: Partisan Intellectuals and Polarized Political Culture

Jack Hayward

in Fragmented France

Published in print April 2007 | ISBN: 9780199216314
Published online May 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780191712265 | DOI:
 Adversaries: Partisan Intellectuals and Polarized Political Culture

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Intellectuals have imparted polemical contentiousness to French political controversy. Zola's role in the Dreyfus case had a literary legacy on both the Left and Right, with Surrealists and Communists or individuals like Sartre on the Left and Barrès and Maurras on the Right being prominent. Mounier's Catholic anti-liberalism met its reassertion by Aron. Decolonization prompted intellectual activism but Benda made the case against commitment.

Keywords: Dreyfus case; Zola; Sartre; Barrès; Maurras; Mounier; Aron; Benda

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Subjects: European Union

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