Fear and Tensions in the Belle Époque
Early 1900s. The elite is convinced that the revolutionary danger is increasing rapidly, and also
feels threatened by the revolutionary plans of ethnic minorities, by the designs of
feminists, and by the perceived menace of hordes of “inferior” races such as the
Chinese, the “yellow peril” . . .
Jacques R. Pauwels
JACQUES R. PAUWELS has taught European history at the University of Toronto, York University and the University of Waterloo. He is the author of several books on twentieth-century history, including The Myth of the Good War, in which he provides a revisionist look at the role of the United States and other Allied countries in the Second World War. An independent scholar, Pauwels holds PhDs in history and political science. He lives in Brantford, Ontario.