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Unstuffing Skulls

Allen Douglas

in War, Memory, and the Politics of Humor

Published by University of California Press

Published in print May 2002 | ISBN: 9780520228764
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520926943 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520228764.003.0004
Unstuffing Skulls

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This chapter records the second primary vocation that the Canard took from the Great War: the critic of the French mass press. This chapter shows that the Canard was very hard on the patriotic press, and regularly mocked it and the way its leaders had abandoned their earlier antimilitarism or had avoided military service. Aside from criticizing the mass press, the Canard also taught its readers how and why the mass press worked. The discussion also introduces Maurice Barrès and Gustave Hervé.

Keywords: critic; mass press; patriotic press; antimilitarism; military service; Maurice Barrès; Gustave Hervé

Chapter.  8656 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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