FRANCE: The Dove That Goes Boom

Like many another postwar Frenchman, Jean Paul David used to read his daily newspaper with skepticism, listen to his radio without confidence, and wonder with suspicion what the Communists were going to ask him to believe next. A husky, energetic Radical Socialist deputy, David resented Communist abuse of truth, decided to do something about it.

Last September he founded Paix et Liberté (Peace and Freedom), an organization dedicated to the single task of fighting Communist lies. Said David: "All Frenchmen know that for the last four years their country has been submitted to a gigantic offensive designated to pave the...

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