World: Battle for Survival

CHARLES DE GAULLE is no stranger to crisis and chaos. Other people's disorders have been his mandate for power, so much so that French Historian Herbert Luethy calls him "the politician of catastrophe." Seeing himself as the mystic, predestined savior of France, De Gaulle has twice ridden catastrophe into the Elysée Palace. He makes no secret of the fact that he regards his presence as France's head of state as the only real insurance against the basic inability of the French to govern themselves without lapsing into...

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