The fearless, peerless French lawyer who chronicled the Nazi Occupation

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Throughout the long years of World War II, his private diaries show that the celebrated French barrister Maurice Garçon was able to maintain a remarkably clear-sighted - and inflexible – view of the world despite the Nazi Occupation and the collective spinelessness that it induced. How did this well-known lawyer manage to achieve this? Those same diaries suggest it was not for the best of reasons: for Garçon suffered from a form of disillusioned individualism.