French Fascism, Both Right and Left: Reflections on the Sternhell Controversy

@article{Wohl1991FrenchFB,
  title={French Fascism, Both Right and Left: Reflections on the Sternhell Controversy},
  author={R. Richard Wohl},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  year={1991},
  volume={63},
  pages={91 - 98}
}
  • R. Wohl
  • Published 1 March 1991
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern History
In January 1983, Editions du Seuil published Zeev Sternhell's Ni droite, ni gauche.' Few books on European history in recent memory have caused such controversy and commotion. Assailed by irate critics in the pages of France's leading newspapers and reviews, denounced by those whose heroes (or friends) he had proclaimed to have suspect pasts, Sternhell was taken to court by one of his protagonists, Bertrand de Jouvenel, and found guilty of defamation. True, the presiding judge dismissed seven… 
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