FRANCE: Lefts & Rights

Reporting to the first Communist Party rally since the Reds' referendum defeat, Communist Secretary General Maurice Thorez sniped at his Socialist counterpart and late ally, Daniel Mayer: "Instead of making a common front with us against a reactionary offensive ... he prefers to break lances with 'bolshevism'. . . . These . . . tactics . . . will be deplored by all workers and anti-fascists."

Mayer had written in the Socialist organ, Le Populaire: "The nation no longer wants to read slogans which . . . recall the methods of totalitarian propaganda, f France] has nothing to gain from...

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