International: A Problem of Conscience

In France's Senate, known as the Council of the Republic, sit some of the most emphatic opponents of the European Defense Community and its six-nation army. Standing before them last week was glum little Georges Bidault, France's Foreign Minister, who had never really made himself clear on the subject. In the councils of the Big Three Foreign Ministers, M. Bidault seemed to favor EDC. In the divided domestic councils of France, agile

M. Bidault seemed often to oppose it.

Now his time of decision had come—and M. Bidault was for EDC. He asked the Senators: "Since German rearmament is inevitable, do we want...

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