FRANCE: Hours and Politics

One of the boldest political maneuvers in French history was attempted this week by Premier Edouard Daladier. More than once before the hardheaded, middle-of-the-road Premier has tried unsuccessfully to trade in his coalition (The Popular Front) for a new coalition—to shake off his left-wing allies, the Communists and Socialists, and secure new right-wing al lies in their place. This time he acted swiftly and directly: he slapped his allies in the face. In a pugnacious nationwide broadcast, he announced flatly that the time had come for France to repeal the law which...

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