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Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters In December 1894, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, a brilliant French artillery officer and a Jew of Alsatian descent, was court martialed for selling secrets to the German military attach in Paris based on perjured testimony and trumped up evidence The sentence was military degradation and life imprisonment on Devil s Island, a hellhole off the coast of French Guiana Five years later, the case was overturned, and eventually Dreyfus was completely exonerated Meanwhile, the Dreyfus Affair tore France apart, pitting Dreyfusards committed to restoring freedom and honor to an innocent man convicted of a crime committed by another against nationalists, anti Semites, and militarists who preferred having an innocent man rot to exposing the crimes committed by ministers of war and the army s top brass in order to secure Dreyfus s conviction.Was the Dreyfus Affair merely another instance of the rise in France of a virulent form of anti Semitism In Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters, the acclaimed novelist draws upon his legal expertise to create a riveting account of the famously complex case, and to remind us of the interest each one of us has in the faithful execution of laws as the safeguard of our liberties and honor. Best Read [ Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters ] author [ Louis Begley ] – wildweaves.co.uk

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  1. I find the Dreyfus Affair fascinating So much fuss for so long about seemingly so little one unimportant and unjustly convicted man But so many fault lines converge on this case around race and ethnicity and Frenchness, anxieties about the modern world, political structures and corruption, the legacy of a century of revolution and political instability, the army and military values, religion and the place of religious institutions in the modern state, education and social mobility and class I find the Dreyfus Affair fascinating So much fuss for so long about seemingly so little one unimportant and unjustly convicted man But so many fault lines converge on this case around race and ethnicity and Frenchness, anxieties about the modern world, political structures and corruption, the legacy of a century of revolution and political instability, the army and military values, religion and the place of religious institutions in the modern state, education and...

  2. I read this to complement my reading of An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris as it s a non fiction account of why the dreyfus affair matters I was fascinated by the historical account of the trial, the cover up, the retrial, the pardon and the final reversal of all charges in 1906 It validated the depth of Harris s research and his ability to capture the personalities involved As with the Harris book, Dreyfus is actually the least interesting and least likable person caught up in this web I read this to complement my reading of An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris as it s a non fiction account of why the dreyfus affair matters I was fascinated by the historical account of the trial, the cover up, the retrial, the pardon and the final reversal of all charges in 1906 It validated the depth of Harris s research and his ability to capture the personalities involved As with the Harris book, Dreyfus is actually the least interesting and least likable person caught up in this web of intrigue What I didn t like about Begley s book was his insistence on linking the Dreyfus case to our modern day hysteria his word about terrorism and why we see all foreigners especially those of Arab origin as terrorists, regardless of ...

  3. Touches on the overall history of why it matters in terms of the forfeiture of rights and not as much in terms of the implications on the history of France.

  4. Eine relative kurze Darstellung ber die Dreyfus Aff re Generell finde ich Begleys Schreibstil etwas langweilig bzw bekommt er mich nicht dazu, dass ich mich gut in die beschriebenen Dinge hineindenken kann Das Problem hatte ich auch schon bei seiner Kafka Biographie Zum Beispiel verwendet er wenige oder gar keine Zeilen, um die Hauptakteure vorzustellen, wodurch die vielen Personen leider viel zu beliebig erscheinen Manchmal ist es nicht klar, wer gleich wieder dieser gerade bschriebene Je Eine relative kurze Darstellung ber die Dreyfus Aff re Generell finde ich Begleys Schreibstil etwas langweilig bzw bekommt er mich nicht dazu, dass ich mich gut in die beschriebenen Dinge hineindenken kann Das Problem hatte ich auch schon bei seiner Kafka Biographie Zum Beispiel verwendet er wenige oder gar keine Zeilen, um die Hauptakteure vorzustellen, wodurch die vielen Personen leider viel zu beliebig erscheinen Manchmal ist es nicht klar, wer gleich wieder dieser gerade bschriebene Jemand ist, und wieso das Beschriebene jetzt f r den Gesamtzusammenhang wichtig ist.Dennoch f hle ich mich durch Begley gut informiert Vor allem ist es ihm gelungen, einerseits den Rechtsmissbrauch und die folgende Verschleierung gut zu beschreiben Unter den Vorzeichen von virulentem Antisemitismus und Militarismus wurde hier ein unschuldiger Mensch f r...

  5. This book explains in granular detail everything that I had hoped to learn in my French history classes back in college Begley sets the scene nicely by putting the Dreyfus Affair into the context of culture, how the French were feeling, what the people on the street saw and read, and why the French might have been so eager to find a scapegoat in Dreyfus Further, Begley s description of the living conditions while Dreyfus was in prison was another eye opening part of the story Apropos to t This book explains in granular detail everything that I had hoped to learn in my French history classes back in college Begley sets the scene nicely by putting the Dreyfus Affair into the context of culture, how the French were feeling, what the people on the street saw and read, and why the French might have been so eager to find a scapegoat in Dreyfus Further, Begley s description of the living conditions while Dreyfus was in prison was another eye opening part of the story Apropos to that, he makes the obvious connection to the not so secret American military prisons around the world, and this is ultimately my one issue with the book The book is written in a way t...

  6. Como uma institui o militar pode cometer um atentado contre os direitos humanos mais fundamentais, como um governo democr tico pode aceitar injusti as e at crimes de alguns dos seus mais altos oficiais, como uma parte importante da opini o publica pode cair no racismo e na persegui o de alguns compatriotas em nome da seguran a nacional Para o Louis Begley, o dio e a cegueira que levaram ao caso Dreyfus s o as mesmas que reapareceram no tratamento dos prisioneiros de Guantanamo A difere Como uma institui o militar pode cometer um atentado contre os direitos humanos mais fundamentais, como um governo democr tico pode aceitar injusti as e at crimes de alguns dos seus mais altos oficiais, como uma parte importante da opini o publica pode cair no racismo e na persegui o de alguns compatriotas em nome da seguran a nacional Para o Louis Begley, o dio e a cegueira que levaram ao caso Dreyfus s o as mesmas que reapareceram no tratamento dos prisioneiros de Guantanamo A diferencia sendo para ele que, 12 anos depois do vergonhoso primeiro processo, Dreyfus foi reabilitado e que seu maior apoio, Picquart, chegou a ser nomeado Ministro da Guerra Em Guantanamo, 14 anos depois, 100 presos ainda esperam uma solu o e os respons veis dessa monstruosidade jur dica n o tiveram ...

  7. Begley has written about the French military s abuse of power and the miscarriage of justice that followed regarding the false charge of treason leveled against Alfred Dreyfus The most important aspect of the book is how the coverup and the unraveling of the coverup tore the country apart Parallels to American military snafus and how they too polarized Americans makes you speculate of the nature of power, and how easily abuse of that power can undermine basic human rigts and justice.I gave it Begley has written about the French military s abuse of power and the miscarriage of justice that followed regarding the false charge of treason leveled against Alfred Dreyfus The most important aspect of the book is how the coverup and the unraveling of the coverup tore the country apart Parallels to American military snafus an...

  8. 20.01.2012 Soeben mit der Lek re begonnen 05.02.2012 Ein einigerma en aufw hlendes Buch Man glaubt die Geschehnisse in groben Z gen zu kennen Ich muss zugeben, dass ich sehr, sehr wenig ber diese Angelegenheit wusste Begley schildert in diesem journalistischem Buch den chronologischen Ablauf dieser riesigen Gaunerei Ebenso die gesellschaftliche Auswirkung und die Zerw rfnisse die diese Angelegenheit in Frankreich hervorgerufen hat Man darf den Glauben an 100 %ige Integrit t des Milit rs n 20.01.2012 Soeben mit der Lek re begonnen 05.02.2012 Ein einigerma en aufw hlendes Buch Man glaubt die Geschehnisse in groben Z gen zu kennen Ich muss zugeben, dass ich sehr, sehr wenig ber diese Angelegenheit wusste Begley schildert in diesem journalistischem Buch den chronologischen Ablauf dieser riesigen Gaunerei Ebenso die gesellschaftliche Auswirkung und die Zerw rfnisse die diese Angelegenheit in Frankreich hervorgerufen hat Man darf den Glauben an 100 %ige Integrit t de...

  9. A fine overview of the case and of anti Semitism in fin de siecle France, but the balance of the book felt odd a mid chapter interpolation interrupting the account by describing policies of the Bush administration s prosecution of al Qaeda suspects and the Guantanamo Bay detention regime, but then not returning to that subject again to complete the idea or explore the parallels Instead Begley concludes the book with a mini essay on Proust s response to l affaire Dreyfus in his works Jean San A fine overview of the case and of anti Semitism in fin de siecle France, but the balance of the book felt odd a mid chapter interpolation interrupting the account by describing policies of the Bush administration s prosecution of al Qaeda suspects and the Guantanamo Bay detention regime, but then not returning to that s...

  10. This is a nice relatively short history of the Dreyfus Affair written in a matter of fact way The wraparound points out some of the similarities between the treatment of Dreyfus and our treatment of the prisoners at Guantanemo The Dreyfus Affair shows how easy it is for a military tribunal to ...

  11. This may be the most cogent analysis of this notorious era in French history I ve read and the title is exact, for it shines a light on current history events and enlarges the discussion with curious and...

  12. Although the author tries entirely too hard to draw parallels between Guantanamo and Devil s Island, it is the first work in which a lawyer deconstructs the massive subversion of the French legal system that made the conviction of Dreyfus possible in the first place.

  13. Articulate and elegant account of the Dreyfus affair, and Begley compares it to recent events Abu Ghraib prison, Guantanamo to make it relevant to people s understanding.