The Press: International Gadfly

For eight years, as foreign news editor of the Paris daily L'Oeuvre, Geneviève Tabouis (Aunt Geneviève to Frenchmen) turned out contradictory prophecies of things to come and intimate chitchat about Europe's statesmen. When Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Europe's showmen, turned the Continent into a death-defying variety act, Tabouis became their Winchell. In one of his radio harangues in Berlin last year, the Führer referred sarcastically to Tabouis as "the wisest of women," complained publicly of her gossip. Said he: "That woman seems to know what I'm going to do before I do it. She...

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