PCF and Front de Gauche: exploiting a communist nostalgia in France?

Twentieth Century Communism - ISSN 1758-6437
Volume 2016 Number 11

PCF and Front de Gauche: exploiting a communist nostalgia in France?
Gino Raymond, pages -

Abstract

One could argue that nostalgia was stamped into the identity of the post-war Parti Communiste Français (PCF) from the moment the provisional government-in-waiting stepped into the political vacuum after the collapse of the Vichy government in the summer of 1944. It was a period of instant nostalgia as, across the political spectrum, there was an endeavour to resurrect and reconfigure the past in a way that could offer a unifying sense of identity to a nation whose sense of self and purpose had endured the trauma of defeat and occupation.

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Gino Raymond (2016) PCF and Front de Gauche: exploiting a communist nostalgia in France?, Twentieth Century Communism, 2016(11), -

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