France's Far-Right Claims a Left-Anarchist Martyr as Its Own

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France's Far-Right Claims a Left-Anarchist Martyr as Its Own

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France’s Far-Right Claims a Left-Anarchist Martyr as Its Own

Why French conservatives' new favorite philosopher is Simone Weil.

By Robert Zaretsky |
Simone Weil's pass, when she worked for the French resistance. (Photo12/UIG via Getty Images/Foreign Policy illustration) Simone Weil's pass, when she worked for the French resistance. (Photo12/UIG via Getty Images/Foreign Policy illustration)

Robert Zaretsky is a professor of history at the University of Houston's Honors College. His most recent book is Boswell� 39;s Enlightenment.

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