FRANCE: Ill Wind Rising

In Fontainebleau last week squads of workmen yanked down statues of Lafayette and John Joseph Pershing. And in Vichy Marshal Henri Philippe Petain finally yanked off the veil of diplomatic phrasing in which for months he has swathed the face of French totalitarianism. He broadcast the basic rules of his new French order which he hopes will be profitably wedded to Adolf Hitler's new European order.

Words. The blunt phrases of French Fascism's aged favorite were in the megalomaniac strain of all dictators. "In 1917," rumbled he, "I put an end to...

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