FRANCE: The Issue

The most logical of nations suddenly found itself face to face with the most fundamental of issues in Europe's tortu ous revival: are national Communist Par ties truly national, or are they Russian pawns in world power politics? If they were Russian pawns, how could the French Communist Party be fitted into the pattern of French democracy?

A deceptive calm preceded the crisis.

The Hug. Le grand Charlie had doffed his uniform and his general's stars, donned dark blue mufti and become simple M. de Gaulle. Having resigned as Provisional President, he retired from his offices on the rue Saint...

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