By William Irvine
Among Justice and Politics is a historical past of the 1st fifty years of the Ligue des droits de l'Homme—the League of the Rights of guy. this is often the 1st book-length research of the Ligue in any language, and it really is trained by means of the lately to be had documents of the association. based throughout the Dreyfus Affair, the Ligue took as its mandate the safeguard of human rights in all their types. The relevant argument of this book—and the purpose on which it differs from all different writings at the subject—is that the Ligue frequently did not dwell as much as its mandate due to its simultaneous dedication to left-wing politics. by means of the overdue Nineteen Thirties the Ligue used to be in disarray, and by means of the Forties a couple of its contributors opted to protect the Vichy regime of Marshal Petain.
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An alert delegate reminded Basch that he was both a Socialist and a self-proclaimed revolutionary.
16 Unlike the Radicals, the Socialists were not usually a party of government. It followed from the doctrine of the Second International that if capitalism could not be reformed from within, then Socialists had no business participating in bourgeois governments, as at least one of them had prior to 1905. 17 Once again, as with the party’s official Marxism, some Socialists took this doctrine more seriously than did others. Socialist deputies in particular were inclined toward a more nuanced interpretation of the party’s doctrinal declarations.
These strikes were largely the work of the most militant of French labor unions, the Confédération Générale du Travail (CGT, the General Confederation of Labor). The CGT, loosely affiliated with the Socialist party, espoused a particularly violent form of revolutionary syndicalism, replete with calls for general strikes and violent overthrow of the state. In truth, the union was usually a good deal more pragmatic and reformist than its rhetoric—or more accurately, the rhetoric of a few high-profile spokesmen—suggested.