MOROCCO: The Dangerous Middle

Jacques Lemaigre-Dubreuil was a leading member of France's financial aristocracy. He was also a devious politician who was pro-Fascist before the war, but later, as a top adviser of General Giraud, helped arrange for the Allied landings in North Africa. In hate-filled Morocco, where his peanut-oil business was based, Lemaigre-Dubreuil believed in a moder ate policy of "evolutionary autonomy" as a matter of hardheaded self-interest.

All that was needed, he argued, was "a little imagination, a lot of good will, a lot of love, great reciprocal confidence based on facts, not promises."...

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