The Stavisky Affair

Part III: Corruption and Scandal in the late IIIe République

I left off last time with the state of unease of the Third Republic in the 1930s: the economic pressures of the Depression and the political unrest of the far right leagues. William Shirer, then a correspondent for CBS, noticed a pronounced turn for the worst in France in the mid ‘30 after returning from other assignments:

What struck me first on my ret…

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