[...] he identifies the 1930s-1950s as the crucible for French tatisme (Richard Kuisel saw World War I as its point of origin; Stanley Hoffman focused on the 1960s; and others emphasize Communist influence on the Conseil national de Rsistance program adopted at the Liberation). [...] Nord sees the ideology of state planning as the work of a broad intellectual and cultural movement, animated by segments of both right and left, and emphasizes consensus where many scholars have highlighted political divisions. [...] Nord joins to the more familiar narrative of state economic planning a discussion of the rise of state-sponsored cultural institutions.
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