FRANCE: Bids for the Pantheon

It has often been said that the Third Republic is dead. It has often been added, carelessly: good riddance. Last week, inside totalitarian Vichyfrance, two venerable Third Republicans suggested to the world, by their own conduct, that the democratic best of the Third Republic not only is worth restoring but will be restored. These two gentlemen, rising on their elderly legs to the stature of heroes, called Vichy a tyrant to its face, added that most Frenchmen felt as they did. The two were plump, kindly, three-times Premier Edouard Herriot, 70, President...

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