Anglophobia and anti-Semitism: The case of Alphonse Toussenel (1803-1885)

  title={Anglophobia and anti-Semitism: The case of Alphonse Toussenel (1803-1885)},
  author={C. Crossley},
  journal={Modern & Contemporary France},
  pages={459 - 472}
  • C. Crossley
  • Published 2004
  • Sociology
  • Modern & Contemporary France
  • Alphonse Toussenel (1803-1885) was a utopian socialist who criticised the economic liberalism of the July Monarchy. He was a follower of Charles Fourier who denounced the ills of civilisation: individualism, egoism and class conflict. However, he was also the founder of modern French anti-Semitism. His writings inspired Edouard Drumont. The present article explores the links between Toussenel's brand of anti-Semitism, rooted in a revolutionary-nationalist reading of French history, and his… CONTINUE READING


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