FRANCE: Counterpoint

To change the Communist fist into the open hand of simulated friendship, as rapidly as Moscow does it, requires not only political spryness but a kind of unabashed acceptance of duplicity and falsehood, so deeply ingrained that it becomes almost a reflex action, like breathing. In Paris last week the Communists, without visible embarrassment, were showing the fist and the open hand at the same time. Reason: the French satraps had been ordered to help along Moscow's new peace offensive, but their old orders to stir up trouble and sabotage EGA had...

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