THE AMERICAN CHALLENGE by J.J. Servan-Schreiber, translated by Ronald Steel. 291 pages. Atheneum. $6.95.
This is an excellent companion piece to The French. Though it reaches beyond France to deal with the general failure of Europe's economic and industrial policies, much of that failure is clearly attributed to France, and thus at least partly to the peculiarities of the French character that Nourissier documents so well.
The American Challenge has already drawn much attention in Europe and the U.S.; it was a record-breaking...