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...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!