Politics as Usual

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:
Politics as Usual

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This chapter examines French domestic politics as viewed by the Canard. It shows that the paper wavered between two positions: the first was a “republicanism” located between the Socialist and Radical parties, while the second was a more politically undecided antiparliamentarism. The discussion looks at how the Canard satirized the way the rest of the press covered the Third International supporters and also developed a position that suggested the entire democratic-electoral process was a futile exercise.

Keywords: domestic politics; republicanism; Socialist party; Radical party; antiparliamentarism; Third International; supporters; democratic-electoral process

Chapter.  10488 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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