FRANCE: Blood of Blum

On Paris' historic Ile St. Louis in a sumptuous old house crammed with exquisite bibelots and first editions lives millionaire Socialist Leader Leon Blum. Although intellectually cultivated, refined and suave, M. Blum affects a shaggy and haphazard air. He delights to rush among the Paris rabble and deliver mixed Socialist-Communist harangues. He annoys

Rightists to such a point that a Nationalist newspaper once greeted him editorially with "Blum! Blum! Blum! Your name is like the sound of bullets entering a traitor's breast. Blum! Blum! Blum!" Last week the peculiar detestation Leon Blum...

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