Cardinal Richelieu

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Noun1.Cardinal Richelieu - French prelate and statesmanCardinal Richelieu - French prelate and statesman; principal minister to Louis XIII (1585-1642)
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THE Red Eminence, Cardinal Richelieu, is famous for making no secret of his authoritarian control of 17th century France.
Arthur Koestler, who worked with him on the Brown Book, recalled in his own memoirs that Munzenberg, whom he calls "the Red Eminence" of international anti-Fascism, "produced International Committees, Congresses and Movements as a conjurer produces rabbits out of his hat: the Committee for the Relief of the Victims of Fascism; Committees of Vigilance and Democratic Control; International Youth Congresses." Koestler adds that a biography of Munzenberg, "if it should ever be written would be one of the most revealing documents" of the interwar period.
Recapping 10 years of mutual admiration between the two men, Dugowson also sheds light on the darker period and the ideological split that followed, during which Castro distanced himself from his former comrade, whose hard-line views earned him the title His Red Eminence.