FRANCE: Offer to Algeria

The world's greatest orator since the retirement of Winston Churchill is the tall, lumbering man with the look of a nearsighted llama who is President of France. Last week Charles de Gaulle sat down before TV cameras and addressed a message to his people in prose no other leader can match. He began:

"Once upon a time, there was an old country hemmed in by habits and caution. At one time it was the richest, mightiest people among those in the center of the world stage. But, after great misfortunes, it withdrew within itself." Gradually, De Gaulle led up to...

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