Thursday, August 26, 2010

Why The Dreyfus Affair Matters: Louis Begley

Louis Begley talks about the Dreyfus affair, how the French justice system worked to bring back the Jewish Army officer, wrongly accused of treason from Devil's Island prison.  He makes comparisons with US prisoners at Guantanamo Bay.  

Why The Dreyfus Affair Matters, Yale University Press, 2009

Recorded at Canio's Books, Sag Harbor in May of 2010.


A more complete version of Mr. Begley's talk is here (50 min).