National Affairs: To Arms, Citizens!

William C. Bullitt, this week, spoke the President's mind.

The occasion was managed with historical care. In 1789 Thomas Jefferson, Minister to France, addressed his fellow Americans from the steps of Philadelphia's Independence Hall. He had just returned from Paris, where he had witnessed the first determined steps towards a French Republic. This week, another envoy to France, William Christian Bullitt, also recently returned from Paris, stood on the same steps (under the auspices of the same American Philosophical Society which had sponsored Jefferson) and declared: "I have seen the French Republic destroyed."

As well qualified as any expert observer to explain how...

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