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is a French
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author and left-wing politician, best known for his romans noirs
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. He frequently uses fictional settings to transport social critique; his writings are characterized by a sobering social realism. An anti-fascist, he has also written on the Alsace Soviet Republic
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, on eugenicist Alexis Carrel
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, on Holocaust denial
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In his book Le Goût de la vérité
(1996), he accuses the Ras l'front cofounder Gilles Perrault
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of being "fascist".
In July 2001, the left-wing weekly Politis
denounced Daeninckx as "using Stalin's methods".
He contributes to the website Amnistia.net
in which wrote many former members of Red Brigades
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(such as Enrico Porsia or Corrado Balocco).