Many historians still speak of ‘the Dreyfusian Revolution’. They see the Affair and its aftermath as an episode which consolidated the Republic and set the stage for ‘a new deal in French politics’. It broke up right-wing subversion and emancipated the younger generation from the influence of clerical education. Once this was done — and the Catholic Church disestablished — the way was open for the serious business of economic and social development.
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