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Dreyfus: big lies and big sticks

Why we cannot forget Dreyfus. It was the end of the nineteenth century and his exoneration in 1906 coincided with the birth of modernism. The double agents, perfidious generals, conniving politicians and anti-Semites posing as patriots have remained on the … Continue reading

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dreyfus: national insecurity

Why we cannot forget Dreyfus. The time was “la belle epoque,” and the stage was France. But the chief actors in the drama- the double agents, perfidious generals, conniving politicians, and anti-Semites posing as patriots- have remained on the political … Continue reading

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dreyfus: not so libre parole

Why we cannot forget the Dreyfus Affair. … Auguste Mercier’s exact motives for illegally condemning a brother officer to life-in-death have never been satisfactorily explained. It has been suggested that Dreyfus’s arrest was a snap decision, and the general was … Continue reading

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dreyfus was a goner

Why we cannot forget Dreyfus… …By having Du Paty deliver his memorandum at the last minute in a semi-clendestine way, and by enjoining the court to keep its contents secret, Gen. Auguste Mercier deprived the defense of its legal right … Continue reading

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captain dreyfus: court farcial

…The premier, Charles Aexandre Dupuy, the foreign minister, Gabriel Hanotux, and other cabinet colleagues whom Mercier consulted, had advised against hasty action in the case: the reactions of both the French public and the German Kaiser were dangerously unpredictable. Gen. … Continue reading

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