Lecture 22 - Charles De Gaulle

author: John Merriman, Department of History, Yale University
recorded by: Yale University
published: March 18, 2011,   recorded: November 2007,   views: 2351
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Charles de Gaulle's importance in postwar French political life was matched by his importance in the nation's collective imagination. This authority was consciously contrived by de Gaulle, who wished to bear upon his figurative body the will of the French people to maintain the power of their nation in the face of a political environment characterized by the opposition between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. Ultimately, de Gaulle's symbolic originality proved more lasting than his political innovations.

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Sowerwine, Charles. France since 1870: Culture, Politics and Society, pp. 307-342.

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