Contributor Post Created with Sketch. France Fell, or How Liberalism Dies and Kills Democracy


As time goes by — The Marseillaise — Perfidia, that’s the music. We’re coming up on the 80th anniversary of the fall of France, surely the most shocking, most contemptible moment in the history of modern democracy. Hard to find a better way to remember that than Casablanca. Of course, there’s also Churchill, de Gaulle, and Raymond Aron–read Dan Mahoney on the moral-political collapse of anti-fascism and pacifism.


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  1. David Foster Member
    David Foster Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I wrote about both the military aspects of the defeat, and the societal issues leading to it, here: A Neglected But Significant Anniversary.

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    • June 26, 2020, at 12:42 PM PDT
  2. Titus Techera Contributor
    Titus Techera

    Good piece. Read Dan Mahoney’s up there–you’ll get the complement in politics.

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    • June 27, 2020, at 2:01 PM PDT
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