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dreyfus: when was the fix not in?

Unfortunately, the after-shocks of the Dreyfus Affair are still with us, over a hundred years until he was finally exonerated in 1906. The dilemma of government secrecy in the in the so-called national interest and the whole ugly stench of … Continue reading

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dreyfus…once bitten twice lie

In a disconcerting manner, the Dreyfus case in France almost one hundred twenty years ago remains pertinent given our own opaque actions of government under the pretext of national security and the national interest. What is ironic is that the … Continue reading

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Dreyfus: forging the vital lie

Necessity now took over entirely. New military blunders and new leaks had to occur. Six months later, just as a new war minister was preparing to have the Dreyfusard leadership put on trial for conspiracy against the security of the … Continue reading

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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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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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