FRANCE: Death of Briand

The real role of a leader is . . . organization which means pacification.

—Aristide Briand, 1903.

Religion is one of the strongest points of dissension among the French. . . . That is why I felt that it was on this premise, first, that peace should be realized.

—Aristide Briand, 1909.

Just one step toward peace means a great success if one is determined to take another step next day.

—Aristide Briand, 1917.

In Paris the heart of Aristide Briand, Europe's Great Pacifier, failed last week. A few days before...

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