Publisher's Letter, Mar. 19, 1956

DearTIME-Reader:

AS often happens with TIME stories, ^our interest in France's Pierre Poujade (see cover) began even before the press of his own country took him up. Late in 1954 Paris Bureau Chief Frank White heard that some government officials were worried about an antitax rumbling in the provinces. White sent Correspondent Stanley Karnow, whose report on French youth (TIME, May 30) provoked a sensation in France, into the provinces to investigate. Karnow found Poujade haranguing a crowd in a Tours ballroom. Afterward, when Karnow suggested a drink and a talk, a Poujade...

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