FRANCE: So Little Time

Never before had the French Communists appeared so defiant, so malicious, so isolated and so hell-bent for chaos. There was symptomatic violence in the Assembly chamber, and real violence, bloody, ugly and portentous, in the streets.

In the chamber, Communist Jacques Duclos reached new highs of invective. When he attacked U.S. aid to France, he was jeered and booed by voices from all the non-Communist benches. Comrade Duclos yelled that Premier Ramadier "wanted to obtain thanks from Washington by taking to your masters there the death certificate of French Communism."

Ramadier, caught between...

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