FRANCE: Totalitarian Democracy

Now Bonnet is out in the alley, Now Bonnet is where he should be; And France is not singing of Bonnet, "0 bring back my Bonnet to me!"

This ditty, composed last week by New Statesman & Nation's Sagittarius * to celebrate a shuffling of France's Cabinet, was not strictly accurate. Georges Bonnet was not out in the alley; he was up the back stairs. He was out of France's Foreign Ministry, which he had occupied since April 1938, and in the relatively unimportant Ministry of Justice.

Paradox of democratic countries is that as...

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