The Nations: Coming of Age

Nationalism was showing an encouraging maturity last week. In France the voters overwhelmingly backed De Gaulle's visions of national grandeur; in India 438 million people, speaking 14 major languages and over 800 dialects, closed ranks behind Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru against Communist aggression.

Both lands, for different reasons, were suffused with national pride. Under De Gaulle, Frenchmen have shaken off the apathy induced by defeat in war and decades of domestic bickering. Today France's industry is one of the sturdiest in

Europe, and Frenchmen are better clothed and fed and housed than ever in history.

Faced by the shock of war, Indians have...

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