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Panikos Panayi

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780300210972

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300210972.001.0001

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Racists, Revolutionaries and Representatives

Racists, Revolutionaries and Representatives

(p.167) 7 Racists, Revolutionaries and Representatives
Migrant City

Panikos Panayi

Yale University Press

This chapter reveals that London has played a role in the evolution of virtually every radical political ideology over the last two centuries, whether communism, pan-Africanism, or a host of nationalist ideologies which led to the overthrow of both the continental nineteenth-century empires and to British imperialism. It appears that every revolutionary leader of the period from the end of the eighteenth to the middle of twentieth century spent time in London. And beyond that, a series of governments in exile based themselves in London waiting for the defeat of the Nazis in Europe, perhaps most famously the Free French led by Charles de Gaulle. The presence of the conservative but nationalist French leader points to the fact that London has acted as home to political exiles from all parts of the political spectrum. However, as this chapter shows, these revolutionaries did not share the same views.

Keywords:   political parties, political ideologies, revolutionaries, revolutionary leaders, Free French, political exiles, nationalist ideologies, racism, radical political ideology, London

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