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Sartre in Austria

Boycott, Scandals, and the Fight for Peace

Juliane Werner

“It means a lot to me that in the Western European countries, namely in Germany, in Switzerland, and in Austria, attention is given and justice is done to my writings.” — Jean-Paul Sartre, Die Presse, 12 July 1952 When Sartre first arrives in

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Kerry Whiteside

In December 1996, the European Union gave its authorization to sell transgenic corn for consumption and cultivation in Europe. Some EU memberstates, notably Austria and Italy, refused to allow any imports of genetically modified organisms (“GMOs” or “OGM” in French). Resistance of that sort was unexpected from France. In Europe, France was originally the country most interested in advancing research and applications in the area of agricultural biotechnology. Before GMOs became a matter of public controversy, France led Europe in deliberate release trials.

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Adrian van den Hoven

Neither the apparently cold-blooded murder of a complete stranger, the central event in The Stranger, nor Hugo's murder of Hoederer in Dirty Hands—a political assassination or crime of passion, depending on how one views it—can be considered unusual acts, in literature or in life. The topic of murder has itself created an extremely popular genre: the detective novel or "whodunit," which has become a huge industry and has aficionados everywhere, Sartre being one. In French theater, the topic of political assassination has resulted in such famous plays as de Musset's Lorenzaccio (1834), which ostensibly deals with Florence in the sixteenth century and the tyrannical Alexandre de Médicis, who is assassinated by his young cousin, but is in fact "a limpid transposition of the failed revolution of July 1830." It is well known that Sartre was an admirer of Musset and Romantic theater. In 1946, Jean Cocteau, who helped with the staging of Les Mains sales (Dirty Hands), wrote L'Aigle ` deux têtes (The Two-Headed Eagle), which was inspired "by the sad life of Empress Elisabeth of Austria and her tragic death by the hand of the Franco-Italian assassin, Luigi Lucheni." Sartre himself, in Nausea, has Anny use the engraving in Michelet's Histoire de France depicting the assassination of the Duke de Guise as a perfect illustration of "privileged situations."

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David Detmer and John Ireland

—Sartre’s participation in the 1952 World Congress of People for Peace in Vienna, and his canceling the premiere of his play Les Mains sales in that city — Juliane Werner sheds new light on Sartre’s political evolution, the reception of his ideas in Austria, and his

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Christine Adams

-Rietberg, the imperial ambassador in Paris, wrote to Baron Ignaz von Koch, Austrian empress Maria-Theresa's secretary, in February 1752: “You see, therefore, that the way and manner of thinking about the King's mistress is a very serious affair dans ce païs

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Demos and Nation

Misplacing the Dilemmas of the European Union--In Memory of Stanley Hoffmann

Charles S. Maier

. He intuitively understood the emotional hold that nationality exerted. As a child he fled one polity, rump Austria, which between the world wars could not really maintain a convincing claim to nationhood, and thereafter identified with two nations

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Two Failures of Left Internationalism

Political Mimesis at French University Counter-Summits, 2010–2011

Eli Thorkelson

respective countries. After lunch, though, dialogue broke down into acrimony, as different political factions disagreed about the wording of a press release. The French would not speak English and the Austrians could not speak French. The student contingent

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The Origins of the Stanley Hoffmann We Knew

Some Comparisons on his Vichy Years with My Family Story

Peter Gourevitch

he became eligible for and attained French citizenship, no longer stateless, as he had been after the Nazis took over Austria. At Sciences Po his brilliance, evident in high school, continued, and eventually brought him to Harvard, where he became the

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Edward Berenson, Elinor Accampo, Joseph Bohling, and Michael Seidman

movements developed plans to integrate Europe economically and politically. Austrian aristocrat Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi, who created the idea of Eurafrica, believed that Europeans could unite through a common project of colonial economic development

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Matthew Eshleman

a page from the Austrian school of economics, Irwin argues that our epistemic limits (with regards to large-scale, economic decision making) require (bad) faith in an invisible hand that will allow markets to self-regulate (Chapter Seven). In short