Foreign News: The Great Is Back

Over the hungry and stricken land there rose once more the deep-throated roar of Jacques ("The Great") Doriot.

In Bayonne, where the great Stavisky financial scandal had its origins, Jew-baiting Doriot, coatless and snapping his galluses, demanded immediate execution without trial of onetime Premiers Léon Blum and Paul Reynaud and onetime Minister of Interior Georges Mandel. He wanted their deaths as the first of a series of reprisals against civilian leaders who led France to war in 1939.

For 16 years, Doriot, a sweaty mountain of a man whose rubber-tired spectacles made...

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