Foreign News: A bas les Americains!

Let a man who possesses only five dollars fancy he has caught you in the act of stealing one of them and you have started a fight. Last week the franc plunged suddenly from 40 to the dollar to nearly 50. Frenchmen, clutching crisp or crinkly banknotes, felt their wealth oozing from them as insidiously as though they grasped a handful of slime. What to do? "Naturally"—with blind instinctive no-logic—they hit out. At whom? At Herriot, whose ambitious folly had overturned the Briand Cabinet (TIME, July 26)? Yes. M. Herriot was mobbed, though he...

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