FRANCE: Dolorous Situation

The situation in North Africa is "dolorous," Premier Edgar Faure told the French National Assembly last week.

Though most Deputies believe passionately that North Africa must be held at all costs if France is to remain a big power, those who favor holding it by savage repression were on the defensive. The Casablanca murder of Publisher Lemaigre-Dubreuil in Morocco (TIME, June 27), a Frenchman killed by other Frenchmen for being moderate, had stirred all France. Premier Faure seized his chance. His government, said Faure, "will never agree to renounce, palter with, or open...

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