FRANCE: Herriot's Rump

Last week the second biggest news out of Vichyfrance (see p. 15) concerned the kind of man that Vichyfrance loathes and abhors: big, genial 69-year-old Edouard Herriot, three-time Premier of France, a generous, cultured, democratic gentleman. Recently secluded somewhere in Vichyfrance, he has not let Vichyfascism shut him up. He had the gizzard to contribute to the September American Mercury a nostalgic article extolling the French democratic tradition. Wrote he: "Among the memories which fill my journal, the most precious to me in these tragic days we are living through are the ones which bring back the beginnings of my...

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