JEAN-FRANCOIS REVEL ; Polemicist of Wit and Passion Who Defended Western Democracy and Attacked French Anti-Americanism
Drake, David, The Independent (London, England)
Jean-Francois Revel was over the last 40 years the best-selling author of a number of books attacking French anti-Americanism and defending liberal democracy. From the 1960s onwards, he worked as a journalist for each of France's three leading political weeklies in turn, and also held the post of editor at some of Paris's most influential publishing houses. As a political commentator, he broadcast frequently on the radio, and nine years ago became one of the so-called "immortals" of the Acadmie francaise.
He was born Jean-Francois Ricard in Marseilles in 1924, was educated by Jesuits and was in Lyons, preparing for entry into the Ecole normale suprieure, when the Second …
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