FRANCE: Shot in Democracy

Now that France has got rid of her first and only Socialist Premier, hectic Léon ("New Deal") Blum, the British last week were ready to give important financial aid to new Middle Class Premier Edouard Daladier. President Roosevelt was ready, too.

Mr. Roosevelt is the first U. S. President in modern times to speak really fluent French, and both his mother and his wife share his feelings for La Patrie. Last week, when London put to Washington the idea of permitting Paris to cheapen the franc, thus giving France a competitive advantage in...

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