Foreign News: The FRENCH PRESENCE in NORTH AFRICA

Newsman Raymond Aron at 50 is France's No. 1 commentator. A university professor until World War II, he joined General Charles de Gaulle in London, edited the Free French newspaper La France Libre. Since 1947 he has been chief columnist for the conservative Le Figaro, has proved himself a sturdy friend of the U.S., a lucid opponent of Marxism, a devastating critic of neutralism. In this article, written for TIME, he states the French case in North Africa.

There is no subject on which French and American opinion splits so sharply as on that...

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