Foreign News: Revolution by Law

In Paris last week General Charles de Gaulle made his first full-dress political speech in France. Beside him on the Palais de Chaillot's flower-banked rostrum was Foreign Commissioner Georges Bidault, Catholic history professor who led the underground's National Council of Resistance.

Before De Gaulle sat a decorous audience composed chiefly of mothers who had lost sons in the war. At hundreds of loudspeakers the French in Paris listened, hoping to learn, after 18 days of liberation, the outlines of the future. They heard a decorous and tactful speech. Said De Gaulle:

"It is certain that the great majority of our citizens consider...

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