Captain Alfred Dreyfus would have been 162 years old today. His legacy on the left is dying, while the malice that targeted him is alive and well.
Why the filmmaker’s depiction of early-20th-century anti-Semitism in ‘J’accuse’ is, with reservations, ‘important and beautiful’
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In an excerpt from the newly translated Gaslight, by German writer Joachim Kalka, an examination of how the scandal that rocked France bled into European literature
Sociologist Pierre Birnbaum says it’s time Léon Blum—French Socialist, Zionist, wartime hero, and prime minister—got his due
An excerpt from the original Tablet Kindle Single ‘Conspiracy of Letters,’ available from Amazon.com today
The Frenchman, believe it or not, is back in the news
More than a century after false charges were leveled against him, the unquiet ghost of Alfred Dreyfus continues to roam the streets of Paris
Ransom Center in Austin is a hotbed of Jewish literary papers
French Jews, confronting anti-Semitism in the wake of the Dreyfus Affair, created the figure of the intellectual. And now, arguing about Israel and Islam, they’re killing it.
In the new biography René Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of Lost Life, the early 20th-century impresario—who died at Auschwitz and symbolizes the tragedy of French Jewry—remains a riddle
The writer and critic Bernard Lazare, Dreyfus’ earliest defender, wed Zionism and anarchism to become one of France’s most famous polemicists and a political clairvoyant
An archive of the best books lost in the stacks
In a book on the Dreyfus Affair, writer-lawyer Louis Begley offers a 21st-century J’accuse