FRANCE: Peace Passage

The statecraft and the art of France have scarcely produced two things more remarkable than a certain document and the ship on which it was en route last week to Manhattan. The document proposed in a few explicit sentences that the U. S. and France pledge themselves never to go to war.

In Paris, Foreign Minister Aristide Briand, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize* (TIME, Dec. 20), handed the proposal, which he had personally drafted to the U. S. Ambassador. In the usual course of events Ambassador Myron Timothy Herrick would simply have sent...

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