Intellectuals and Decolonization in France

By Paul Clay Sorum

Intellectuals and Decolonization in France

309 pp., 6 x 9

  • Paperback ISBN: 978-0-8078-9784-3
    Published: January 2011

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This study of the problems of decolonization after World War II demonstrates the power of the values and lines of argument that seemed to justify colonization, even among France's anticolonists, and helps explain why the French so stubbornly resisted the loss of their empire. Examining the responses of various intellectuals to a concrete set of problems, Sorum elucidates the importance and limits of the intellectual's role and treats numerous moral and practical issues of continuing concern today.

Originally published 1977.

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