"This is a major contribution to an important but neglected part of French social, political, and economic history of the past century. I read it with growing interest and fascination, with the sense of learning something new and important about French politics, about the limits of private capabilities to achieve social reform in France, . . . and about the political power of economic lobbies in France even when acting contrary to the national interest."
—David H. Pinkney, University of Washington.
365 pages. 1988.
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