Augustin Hamon

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Augustin Frédéric Hamon (1862–1945) was a French socialist-anarchist writer and editor.

Hamon founded the anarchist magazine L'Humanité nouvelle in 1897, and edited it until 1903.[1]

Hamon met George Bernard Shaw for the first time at a Fabian Congress in London in 1894.[2] From 1904 onwards he and his wife Henriette (née Rynenbroeck) translated Shaw's work into French.[3]

Hamon was a proponent of using antisemitism to appeal to a mass audience, arguing in an 1898 interview that "With the petty bourgeois especially, anti-Judaism is the road to Socialism. . .the stage through which the petty bourgeois passes before becoming a Socialist".[4]

His papers are held at the International Institute of Social History.[1][5]


  • Les hommes et les théories du l'anarchie, 1893
  • Psychologie de l'anarchiste-socialiste, 1895
  • La psychologie du militaire professionnel, 1894
  • Patrie et Internationalisme, 1896
  • Un Anarchisme, fraction du socialisme, 1896
  • Une enquête sur la guerre et le militarisme, 1899. Reprinted 1972.
  • The Universal Illusion of Free Will and Criminal Responsibility. [1] 1899.
  • The twentieth century Molière: Bernard Shaw, 1911
  • The technique of Bernard Shaw's plays, 1912
  • Lessons of the world-war, 1917


  1. ^ a b Augustin Frédéric Adolphe Hamon Papers at IISH
  2. ^ Miron Grindea, Art, drama, architecture and music: an anthology of Miron Grindea's ADAM editorials, 2006, p. 11.
  3. ^ Bernard F. Dukore, ed., Selected Correspondence of George Bernard Shaw. Vol. 3. Bernard Shaw and Gabriel Pascal. University of Toronto Press, 1996, p. 4.
  4. ^ Weber, Eugen. "Jews, Antisemitism, and the Origins of the Holocaust." Réflexions Historiques 5.1 (1978), p.7
  5. ^ Augustin Hamon Papers at IISH

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