Foreign Relations: What to Do About De Gaulle?


To millions of Americans who have fractured French while extolling the beauties of France, any entente that is less than cordiale with the land of par-lez-vous is as unthinkable as Paris with out spring or onion soup minus the crouton. But now la soupe is spoiled—and most Americans are blaming one chef d'etat too many. Grated raw by the rough edge of the French President's tongue, they are kindled with an ardent wish to divide Charles de Gaulle into three parts.

In the view of the French—well, the Americans—they have short memories. They forget that the Marquis de Lafayette came...

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