By John Hellman

In The Knight-Monks of Vichy France John Hellman describes the founding, operation, transformation, and dying of the college, information the institution's ideological and political struggles with different segments of French society, and offers with the extraordinary upward thrust of Uriage principles and alumni in postwar France. by way of targeting the social, philosophical, and mental options propounded through the employees of the varsity, Hellman has produced the 1st learn that exhibits the École Nationale des Cadres d'Uriage to were an unique academic and crew adventure which galvanized French early life from very diversified backgrounds to desert the liberal democratic culture for a brand new political and social imaginative and prescient. Drawing on a number of assets, together with interviews, newly on hand archival fabric, Vichy courses, correspondence, and diary entries, Hellman contributes to the present, full of life debate about the phenomenon of collaboration and the reaction of the French inhabitants to fascism and to the career through the moment global struggle. This booklet should be of specific curiosity to readers serious about the highbrow and political lifetime of smooth France, sleek spiritual notion and event, fascism and the Vichy regime, adjustments in France within the prewar and postwar sessions, and the "third means" political choice in modern Europe.

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