FRANCE: The People Win

Charles de Gaulle is a French general with an ultraconservative Saint-Cyr background and a well-deserved reputation for being difficult to deal with; H. G. Wells has called him "an artlessly sincere megalomaniac." De Gaullism is something else again. To many & many a Frenchman, especially those inside France, De Gaullism stands for the France that never surrendered, the France that was betrayed by her leaders. General de Gaulle, the individual, derives his strength from the people of France, who are his potent political weapon.

This hard fact dominated last week's parleys in Algiers,...

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