FRANCE: Tardieu Cabinet

Mad and sting-minded as any hornet last week was Edouard Daladier, stocky, pugnacious president of the Radical Socialist party, who almost managed to form a cabinet fortnight ago (TIME, Nov. 4).

"I was duped!" he raged to reporters. "The cagy old parliamentarian betrayed me —and they call him the Apostle of Peace! Zut! This Aristide Briand—Zut!"

Hectic midnight was the hour of betrayal, if such it was. Earlier in the evening M. Daladier had set out to tell President Gaston Doumergue of his inability to form a cabinet...

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