The Press: Report on France

"Here is a true report which should not be hidden. Never has France's stock fallen so low." With these words elegant, scholarly Pierre Brisson, 58, managing director of Paris' oldest daily, Le Figaro, shook up his staid readers and set off a fusillade of protest in the French press. Just back from his first trip to the U.S. in four years, Brisson reported: "In Washington, in New York, distrust is everywhere." Brisson, whose paper takes a dim view of Premier Mendés-France reported that Americans felt that France, by reneging on EDC, had gone back on her...

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