Introduction: Politics Between Communication and Personalisation

  • Riccardo Brizzi
Part of the French Politics, Society and Culture book series (FPSC)


“I am the President of the Republic. I have fallen off the train.” These were the exact words that, in the night between the 23rd and the 24th of May 1920, Paul Deschanel, the then French President, said to André Rabeaud, the toll man working at level crossing number 79, who, at the time, was on his patrol along the train line at the doors of Mignerette, a small village in the Loiret Department.

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  • Riccardo Brizzi
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  1. 1.University of BolognaBolognaItaly

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