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If you look up Dreyfus in the current edition of the famous French dictionary Petit
Larousse, published over seventy years after the obscure Captain Dreyfus was
convicted by a court-martial of espionage and condemned to life imprisonment, ...
And, as I pointed out in Sowing*, the scene of the formal degradation — a kind of
crucifixion — of Dreyfus acquired the same kind of symbolic import — Dreyfus is
brought into the huge square formed by detachments of all the regiments; the ...
But in cases like that of Dreyfus there is a second element which fills one with
horror and despair. It is not merely that the impersonal principle of right or wrong,
justice or injustice, is involved; Socrates condemned to death in Athens, Christ ...
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Ah, the somewhat less famous husband of Virginia! I've read volumes 1 and 5 of his autobiography, and loved them. Leonard Woolf was an extremely intelligent man and an excellent writer. His prose has ... Read full review