FRANCE: Scarcely a Cabinet

Most people think of the Third or Communist International as the avatar of wickedness, an octopus projecting its tentacles from Russia into the politics of other countries (TIME, Feb. 3). Wrathfully last week reactionary Paris news organs reminded the world that there is also a Second or Socialist International of which a leading member is James Ramsay MacDonald.

The charge was hurled—with the typical recklessness of the Paris pamphleteer—that the fall last fortnight of the moderate French Cabinet of André Tardieu was the result of...

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