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Encyclopedia > Claude Julien (journalist)

Claude Julien (May 17, 1925, Saint-Rome-de-Cernon (Aveyron, France) — May 5, 2005) was a French journalist, editor of French newspaper of record Le Monde in 1969 and editor-in-chief then director of Le Monde diplomatique. Aveyron (Occitan: Avairon) is a department in southern France named after the Aveyron River. ... Le Monde is also the name of a song by the Thievery Corporation. ... The Editor in chief is a publications primary editor. ... Le Monde diplomatique (nicknamed Le Diplo by its French readers) is a monthly publication offering analysis and opinion on politics, culture, and current affairs. ...


Taking part in the Resistance during World War II, he participated at the Liberation to a newspaper titled Debout (Stand-up). After studies of political science in the University of Notre Dame in Indiana (USA), he became one of the French journalist specialist of the USA. The French Resistance is the name used for resistance movements during World War II which fought the German occupation of France and the collaborationist Vichy regime, and was a vital and some say decisive factor in the defeat of Hitler and the Nazi revolution. ... Combatants Allied powers: United Kingdom Soviet Union United States Republic of China and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Chiang Kai-shek Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000,000 Total... Political science is the field of the social sciences concerning the theory and practice of politics and the description and analysis of political systems and political behavior. ... The University of Notre Dame IPA: is a Roman Catholic institution located in Notre Dame, Indiana, immediately northeast of South Bend, Indiana, United States. ... Official language(s) English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Area  Ranked 38th  - Total 36,418 sq mi (94,321 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 270 miles (435 km)  - % water 1. ...


In France, he became journalist at the Vie catholique illustrée (1949-51), then editor-in-chief of la Dépêche marocaine de Tanger. He joined the foreign service of Le Monde in 1951, and directed it starting in 1969. He then becomes editor-in-chief ot Le Monde diplomatique in 1973. Elected to the succession of Jacques Fauvet as director of Le Monde in 1981, he was forced to resign (on political splits in the newspaper) some months afterward and returned to Le Monde diplomatique.


Non-exhaustive bibliography

  • Puissance et faiblesses des syndicats américains (1955)
  • L'Amérique en révolution (1956)
  • le Nouveau Nouveau Monde (1960)
  • Le Canada, dernière chance de l'Europe (1965)
  • L'Empire américain (1968)
  • Le Suicide des démocraties, Grasset, Paris, 1972
  • Le devoir d'irrespect (1979)

 
 

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