Le "Tigre" et la question juive

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Discusses the figure of the French politician Georges Clemenceau (1841-1929) and his political philosemitism, especially during the Dreyfus Affair. Yet Clemenceau's literary work, a collection of stories - "On the Foot of Sinai" (1898) - is full of anti-Jewish prejudices. Attempts to understand and to explain this contradiction. States that it can be partially explained by Clemenceau's strong anti-clericalism, which reinforced his political philosemitism, but even ideological conviction can not stop the "force of prejudice". Suggests that, possibly, his philosemitism existed only on the political scene.
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)140-157
Number of pages18
Issue number12
StatePublished - 1990

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