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[The study of fascism has by now become an important branch of almost every discipline of the social sciences. However, since its early beginnings in the 1950s to the most recent contributions, it has never ceased to be a controversial topic not only in its substance but also, and perhaps...
[Gustave Le Rouge (1867–1938), a popular science fiction novelist, wrote about the engineers that they belonged ‘to those true researchers who are a race apart, whose chosen ones are recognized by mysterious signs in the midst of the ignorant human crowds’.1 This depiction of the engineers as a...
[In Chapter 2 suggested that there may be some reciprocity between the ‘professionalism’ of the engineers, explained in the terms of the Weberian model of domination and legitimacy, and a similar process in the political arena. In order to examine this suggestion, this chapter will focus on the...
[The economic crisis of the 1930s had been preceded by an earlier monetary crisis in the middle of the 1920s, which was the product of the state’s vast wartime expenditure financed mainly through heavy borrowing. Between 1918 and 1924 French national debt rose from 17 million francs to 428...
[On 16 June 1940 Paul Reynaud, the last prime minister of the Third Republic, resigned and Marshal Pétain was asked to form a new government. On the following day, the Marshal delivered a radio broadcast to the French public announcing France’s defeat and urging the ending of hostilities. The...
[The interwar period in France was particularly volatile in terms of intellectual engagement in politics and produced an enormous array of manifestos, programmes and plans which sought a complete transformation of the political regime, of society and even of Man himself. These ideological...
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