FRANCE: Clemenceau's Cub

In the panel of statesmen to whom France turns when she needs a new Premier, M. André Tardieu, slashing political disciple of Georges ("Tiger") Clemenceau, sits high.

When it was a question of "Sacred Union to Save France" in 1934, the Right lent Tardieu and the Left lent Herriot to do nothing as Ministers of State but lend their prestige to the Doumergue Cabinet. When distracted "Papa" Doumergue decided that the sheer rascality of Paris politics left him no alternative but to retire to his farm, M. Tardieu resigned as Minister of...

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