Report From The World: France Looks at Germany

Maurice Schumann, head of France's progressive Catholic M. R. P. (Mouve-ment Republican-Populaire) made an extraordinary impression at Cleveland—perhaps because he is so young (35) to be a serious contender for the French presidency, perhaps because his appearance and personality so well symbolized his nation's present position. A threadbare grey jacket covered his hunched shoulders; the crystal of his wrist watch was shattered, the frame of his hornrimmed glasses was broken; he looked 20 Ibs. underweight. Yet he was vigorous, concise—and interesting. He said:

"It is probable that if I had been an American...

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