[PDF] ✈ Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters ✍ Louis Begley – Thomashillier.co.uk In December , 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 perjur In December , Captain Alfred Dreyfus, Dreyfus Affair PDF ↠ 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 Why the PDF \ 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 convictionWas 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 the Dreyfus Affair Kindle Ö has in the faithful execution of laws as the safeguard of our liberties and honor.
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- Why the Dreyfus Affair Matters
- Louis Begley
- 27 November 2019 Louis Begley