Dreyfus Affair

An excellent review by Stephen Schloesser, S.J., of an equally good new book on the Dreyfus Affair, by Ruth Harris. I've read the book, too, and Harris is especially good at showing how the repellent conduct of many Catholics during the controversy over whether Dreyfus had betrayed the French military (he had not) pushed some French liberals into decidedly illiberal views on religion's role in public life.

John T. McGreevy is the Charles and Jill Fischer Provost at the University of Notre Dame.

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