FRANCE: Weather or Not

It was the wettest June in Paris' memory. "Summer already?" grumped the Communist L'Humanité. "And what about spring? A day without sunshine, or a meal without wine, that's bad enough—but a year without spring, that's indeed a hard blow. And all this is again the fault of the Americans. Not only do they occupy our land . . . but they shut off our sunshine!" The Communist journal then expounded a thoroughly unlikely theory that France's bad weather was the direct result of U.S. atomic experiments on faraway Eniwetok Atoll. "Thus," it...

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