Foreign News: Bad Prophet?

During the election campaign, ex-Premier Paul Painlevé, pacifist, academician, the man reputed to have favored pacifism during the War, yet took such delight in claiming responsibility for the appointment of le maréchal Foch to supreme command of the French Army that he wrote a book about it, this man was reported in the Écho de Paris to have said: "Citoyens! The bloc National is the cause of all our national calamities. ... I am French, but I am European. . . . Liberty, fraternity, socialism! . . . Peace with Soviet Russia!...

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