Art: Penn

In French politics, a kind of national sport distinguished for its rabidity and subtlety, newspaper cartoonists carry weight. Two, at least, possess gifts equal to their importance: H. P. Gassier, contributor to the brilliant Leftist weekly Le Canard Enchaine, and J. Sennep, of such sheets as Paris-Soir (nicknamed, as the organ of the French sugar trust, Paris-Sucre).

The howling ribaldry of Sennep's attacks on French Left and Centre politicians has made thousands of Frenchmen think of him as an extreme Rightist. In the past few weeks Cartoonist Sennep has surprised them with an...

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