France: The Life of One Man

The shaking up that the Atlantic Alliance got last month was the work of a single man. And France's claim to dominate Western Europe and to be reckoned with as the leader of a Third Force is also the lengthening extension of that man. Those of his allies who have to deal with le grand Charles sometimes find that their exasperation exceeds their admiration. But any way one looks at it, whether as an ally or as a Frenchman worrying about the chaos that might follow his death, there is a lot riding on the towering man...

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