FRANCE: Obituary of a Republic

When the Republic of France died last week, four days before the 151st anniversary of Bastille Day, it was a solemn hour for lovers of freedom, especially in the U. S. Although the Declaration of Independence was written 13 years before the Bastille fell, the American and French Revolutions had the same ideological roots, and in the minds of Americans and Frenchmen alike the words Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité evoked the same ideals as Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. For a century and a quarter the U. S. and France watched...

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