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National Regeneration in Vichy France: Ideas and Policies, 1930-1944

Social science


by
Debbie Lackerstein

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 278 pages

File size: 2.1 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

This is the first study of the National Revolution as the expression of Vichy’s ideology and aims. It reveals the variety and complexity of both right wing and other strands of French thought in the context of the turbulent years of the 1930s when Vichy’s history really begins, and under the Occupation, when internal rivalries and divisions, as well as the pressures of war, doomed Vichy’s programme of national regeneration. The book is structured around a consideration of the rhetoric of right-wing ideology and such key catchwords as ‘decadence’, ‘action’, ‘order’, ‘realism’ and ‘new man’, and shows how these phrases only served to mask the political and ideological incoherence of the Vichy government.

This is the first study of the National Revolution as the expression of Vichy’s ideology and aims. It reveals the variety and complexity of both right wing and other strands of French thought in the context of the turbulent years of the 1930s when Vichy’s history really begins, and under the Occupation, when internal rivalries and divisions, as well as the pressures of war, doomed Vichy’s programme of national regeneration. The book is structured around a consideration… (more)

This is the first study of the National Revolution as the expression of Vichy’s ideology and aims. It reveals the variety and complexity of both right wing and other strands of French thought in the context of the turbulent years of the 1930s when Vichy’s history really begins, and under the Occupation, when internal rivalries and divisions, as well as the pressures of war, doomed Vichy’s programme of national regeneration. The book is structured around a consideration of the rhetoric of right-wing ideology and such key catchwords as ‘decadence’, ‘action’, ‘order’, ‘realism’ and ‘new man’, and shows how these phrases only served to mask the political and ideological incoherence of the Vichy government.

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