FRANCE: Moscow Speaks

An abrupt, clanking noise was heard in Paris. It was the sound of the Communist line changing, and changing so rapidly that some of the Red-faced comrades got caught in the gears.

Two Faces. Since World War II, France's top-ranking Reds have alternated between Approach No. 1 (the hard face of a tightly knit corps of barricade-building professionals, adept at sabotage and martyrdom) and Approach No. 2 (the bland face of the Popular Front, designed to win the pennies, votes and tears of the masses). In 1947 French Communist Boss Maurice Thorez, who...

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