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The Epic Tale of ‘Father' Anseele
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The Epic Tale of ‘Father' Anseele

(Herman Balthazar) The Low Countries - 2007, № 15, pp. 276-279

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Edward Anseele is the socialist chairman who originated the ‘modèle gantois', the ‘Ghent Model' that was imitated, extolled or maligned in all sections of the Second International. No serious biography of Anseele has ever been written, which is regrettable since as person and myth Anseele exerted an enormous influence on the evolution of the socialist movement in the years 1870–1940, not only in Ghent but throughout Belgium – and also much further afield.

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