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French Fascism The Second Wave, 1933-1939

ISBN-10: 0300070438

ISBN-13: 9780300070439

Edition: 1997

Authors: Robert Soucy

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This provocative book aims to demolish the notion that fascism never took place in France. Following on from the acclaimed French Fascism, the First Wave, the author continues the argument that France has had a long-standing fascist tradition.
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 1/31/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 366
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Introduction
The Debate over Fascism
The Consensus School of French Historiography
The Sternhell Controversy
Historical Fascism in Italy and Germany
Defining Fascism
Contextualizing Fascism
Common Denominators of European Fascism
Social and Political Context
The Depression and Its Political Consequences
The Riots of February 6, 1934
The Popular Front
Minor and Declining Fascisms, Newspaper Allies, and the Greenshirts
Small and Large Fascisms
The Francistes
The Jeunesses Patriotes
The Action Francaise
Newspaper Allies
The Greenshirts
The Cagoule
The Fascist Left: Deat and Bergery
The Solidarite Francaise
Leadership, Financing, and Membership
Rise and Fall
Was the Solidarite Francaise Fascist?
Anti-Semitism
Praising Mussolini and Hitler and Calling for a Franco-Italian-German Alliance
Fascist Republicanism and National Socialism
Anti-Marxism
Antiliberalism
Women
Patriotism, Tradition, and the Veterans' Mystique
The Croix de Feu / Parti Social Francais
Political History
La Rocque after 1940
Financing
Membership
Was La Rocque's Movement Fascist?
Anti-Semitism
Antidemocracy
Paramilitarism
Anti-Marxism
"Neither Right nor Left"
Antidecadence
Antiliberalism
The Parti Populaire Francais
Jacques Doriot: The Communist Years, 1920-36
Doriot's Shift to Fascism
Fascist Symbolism
Financing
Leadership
Membership
National Socialism as Anti-Marxism, Cultural Traditionalism, Antifeminism, and Imperialism
National Socialism in the Writings of Pierre Drieu La Rochelle, Raymon Fernandez, and Bertrand de Jouvenel
Antidemocracy, Antiliberalism, Antirationalism, and Anti-Semitism
French Fascist Intellectuals and the Revolt against Decadence
Bertrand de Jouvenel
Pierre Drieu La Rochelle
Robert Brasillach
Louis-Ferdinand Celine
Splitting
Conclusion
Notes
Index