France: Apres Moi, la Confusion

Seldom had the leader of a free society treated his nation with such con tempt. Last week as Charles de Gaulle delivered himself of his long-awaited decision to run again for the presidency, few Frenchmen were surprised, but all France might well have felt insulted by his reasoning. "Should the public's frank and massive support call on me to remain in office," De Gaulle de- clared, "the future of the Republic will be resolutely assured. If not, no one doubts that it will immediately collapse, and that France will undergo — this time without possible recourse — a...

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