A chronological look at French Politics. Politics in action is such a confused battleground that political analysis runs the risk of over-clarification. Confusion was not lacking in French politics between 1981 and 1988, and the author thought it useful to describe the manner in which events happened before attempting to sort out their meaning. T
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Introduction -- Genesis -- Twenty-one Months on the Left -- Thirty-six Months at the Center -- What the Socialists Accomplished -- From Confrontation to Cohabitation -- Foreign Policy in the Septennat -- Mitterrand II
Julius W. Friend is professorial lecturer in European history at George Washington University.