<!-- Deleted image removed: -->The Traitor and the Jew
(Full title: The Traitor and the Jew: Anti-Semitism and the Delirium of Extremist Right-Wing Nationalism in French Canada from 1929-1939
) is a 1992 book of non-fiction
by Quebec political scientist Esther Delisle Ph.D.
First published in the French language
as Le traître et le Juif : Lionel Groulx, le Devoir et le délire du nationalisme d'extrême droite dans la province de Québec, 1929-1939
, in 1993 it was published in the English language
by Robert Davies Publishing
(ISBN 1-895854-01-6). Based on her doctoral thesis
, Delisle details the history of antisemitism
and support of fascism
among Quebec nationalists
during the 1930s and '40s.
Delisle provided hundreds of antisemitic quotations from or attributed to Lionel Groulx
(1878-1967), a Roman Catholic priest
and a leading intellectual, the nationalist review L'Action nationale
and the Montreal newspaper Le Devoir
. Her allegations of pseudonymous antisemitic articles by Groulx, and her assertion that he was an active Fascist sympathizer, caused great controversy, as did her reporting of antisemitic opinion pieces and articles that had been published in the respected intellectual Quebec newspaper Le Devoir
during the 1930s.
Her thesis was controversial even before it was published, as conflicts over it amongst her thesis committee delayed its approval;Janice Arnold,"Post-graduate paper comes under... Read More