FRANCE: Great Victory

Apropos of the defeat of Premier Poincaré at the elections (TIME, May 19), Anatole France, famed litterateur, said: "I salute this great victory. France has just manifested her will for peace.

"I have often said I do not believe war is an eternal human necessity. I wish and hope and foresee a future of peace and concord among peoples of equal culture.

"Let us prepare for this longed-for peace. Let us beware of the old adage. In reality, if one wishes for peace one must prepare for peace. Such is our desire, such...

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