U.S. Labor's Calls for French-Style Action Reveal Idea Vacuum
Dine, Philip, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
In a remote corner of my bookshelf stands a paperback fittingly called "Lutter," by Georges Seguy. The title means "to struggle" and Seguy wrote it as secretary general of the Confederation Generale du Travail (General Federation of Labor), France's biggest and toughest labor organization.
Seguy, a resistance fighter imprisoned by the Nazis in Austria at age 17 and a youthful member of the then-clandestine French Communist Party, later rose to Politburo status in the party. That complemented his posit ion atop the Communist-affiliated CGT.
Flipping through the book Thursday, I was transported back 20 years by Seguy's inscription. While examining relations …
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