Foreign News: Fascism in Progress

While totalitarian terror raged in Paris (see above), in Vichy last week the sculptors of French Fascism carved away at their totalitarian work, pausing only to throttle those critics they could get their hands on.

> On the desk of Marshal Philippe Henri Pétain lay a proposed new constitution. It was described with understatement as calling for "a democratic electorate at the bottom checked by an aristocracy at the top." Actually the electorate was to have a voice as weak as in Germany, Italy or Russia—as can be seen from a diagram of the proposed...

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