NORTH AFRICA: The Salonnards

When the full story of U.S. foreign policy toward Vichy—and the extension of that policy into the "expediency" of French North Africa—is unraveled after the war, the men who made the decisions will come in for close scrutiny. Were they, as charged by some, dominated by Fascist sympathizers? What were their associations? What were their motives?

Last week onetime Chicago Daily News Paris Correspondent Edgar Ansel Mowrer, who had just resigned as Deputy Director of OWI after a row with the State Department over North African policy, offered his explanation. Said he:...

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